More SOUP in Buckfastleigh – Pitch for your Project/Idea

Following the tasty success of the first ever Buckfastleigh SOUP community fundraising event in October 2018, Buckfastleigh Town Council and Teignbridge CVS are now planning the next event to support small groups and individuals with new community ideas for the  summer 2019 (exact date tbc). 

Local people come together, donate for a bowl of soup and two tokens to vote, and listen to four local individuals or small groups pitch their project idea. 

Pitchers each have the floor for up to five minutes and must rely on their passion, creativity and speaking abilities to win over the audience – no giveaways or PowerPoint.

With the presentations over, soup is served – time to think, chat with others, and mull over the ideas before choosing your favourites.

The winning pitches each get to take home between them the money taken at the door and their share of local donations. They get to use it to fund their plans, with the promise they will come back to report on their progress at the next SOUP event.

This time we will have a rolling registration for those wishing to pitch – remember you do not need to have a constitution to pitch, just a great idea benefitting the community!

Those wishing to pitch should write a paragraph about their idea/project and send it to Please include: the name of the project; contact details (including an email address and telephone number); a brief project summary including how you will spend the money and the desired outcomes and any practical or technical help you hope to get from your community. Alternatively you can use the form provided here

Pitch applications will be acknowledged. The SOUP date will be confirmed in April 2019.

Any questions? Contact or call 01626 326120.