Souper scheme for the suburb

• Iris Chauvel (centre), Alicia Chauvel, Phoebe Corke, Jozina de Ruiter, Peter Jokic and Tobias Busch think the Hamilton Hill Community Group’s new project incubator is a souper idea. Photo by Steve Grant.

FOUR ideas, four minutes, four questions and $400 bucks up for grabs; the Hamilton Hill Community Group has a souper idea to get some small projects up and running.

The group is inviting people to submit ideas for community-minded projects which need a little cash injection, and they’ll be voted on by up to 40 donors who’ll get to enjoy a bowl of soup as they make their choice.

“This is crowd funding in the truest sense – there is an actual crowd,” says HHCG deputy chair Phoebe Corke.

The four best ideas get chosen beforehand and the applicants will get to make a four-minute pitch to the judges, without any whiz-bang powerpoint presentations.

“The presenter who gets the most votes takes the whole cash pot; and they don’t have to acquit their spending, they just have to come back to the next SOUP6163 evening and tell that night’s crowd about how the project went,” Ms Corke told the Herald.

But applicants have to get in quick, as the deadline for submissions is next Monday, July 28. Application forms are at The soupy judging will be on August 14 at the Hamilton Hill Hub on Starling Street.

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