How it works

It’s simple, come along, make a small donation, we suggest a minimum of £5 which includes a bowl of soup, a vote and the opportunity to listen to four local people pitch their ideas.



Four pitches will be heard



Pitches last four minutes



Four questions from the audience

The winning pitch receives 100% of the donated door money, its then up to them to use their micro-grant to help make their idea a reality. The only stipulation is they live in North Kirklees or benefit North Kirklees with their idea, do not use technology during their pitch (props are allowed), and that they come back to a future Soup to let the audience know how they are getting on.

COVID-19 Update

In light of the current situation, we are following Government Advice & postponing Dewsbury Soup. Safety of attendees and pitchers is obviously our highest concern. We have a number of pitches in the pot already and will hold onto them until it is safe to rearrange. Thank you as ever for your support & keep safe.

Soup #1 Soup #2 Soup #3 Soup #4 Soup #5
Date 16/05/2018 12/09/2018 24/01/2019 02/05/2019 21/11/2019
Venue Howlands Bulldogs Leisure Centre Shackletons Howlands
Amount raised £435 £444 £414 £538 £515
Winning Pitch Butterfly House Take Ten Kumon Y'All Siblings Matter Snackos Shack


Apply to Pitch

Apply for a chance to make your idea a reality


60 Second Bribe

Your opportunity to promote something at Soup



Volunteer to decide who gets to pitch on the night


Previous Soup


Latest articles

Dewsbury Soup #4 – was held at Shackletons store on 2nd May 2019

as usual organised by Joanne Bell, Gary Cox & Victoria Ward – with a lot of help from amazing supporters... Continue Reading

Date : 03/05/2019By : Victoria Ward

Dewsbury Soup #3 took place on Thursday 24th January 2019…

We were hosted by KAL at Dewsbury Sports Centre. As usual, four organisations pitched – Kumon Y’all; Juniper Foods; Howlands and Active Kidz. They were certainly diverse projects... Continue Reading

Date : 4/2/2019By : Victoria Ward

Dewsbury Soup #2 – the story after the event…

Given the success of Dewsbury Soup #1, we decided to do it again in September 2018 – but this time ‘on the road’ in Batley. At the Bulldogs ground to be precise... Continue Reading

Date : 14/12/2018By : Victoria Ward

News publications

'Souper' funding delight for new community project

A COMMUNITY project looking to launch a new group to help siblings of children with disabilities will benefit from over £500.... Continue Reading

Date : 10/05/2019