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What is 6163 SOUP?

6163 SOUP is a micro-granting dinner to fund creative or social neighbourhood projects in Hamilton Hill.

6163 SOUP is part of an international phenomenon that originated in Detroit and has successfully been brought to Western Australia by Perth SOUP to create opportunities that:

  • Empower residents
  • Help create jobs
  • Allow people to establish new relationships and networks
  • Promote action and change
  • Foster critical dialogue
  • Instil neighbourhood pride
  • Provide a deeper understanding of democracy

The first 6163 SOUP event will happen on Thursday, 6th September 2018 at the Hamilton Hill Community Hub at 1 Starling Street.

Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 21st August. Each ticket will cost $10 and all money raised will go towards the micro-grant.

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How does it work?

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Four presenters will be chosen to pitch an idea each at the event, ranging from art, urban agriculture, social justice, social entrepreneurship, education, technology and more. Each presenter will have four minutes to share their idea.

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The diners can ask each presenter up to four questions after their presentation.

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We eat, network, enjoy the company of our neighbours and discuss the ideas.

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At the end of the night the diners vote on the project they think will benefit from the micro-grant the most.

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The presenter with the most votes will receive a cash micro-grant of up to $400 (depending on attendance numbers and donations received).

 

How do I apply?

If you would like to apply to have your project featured at the 6163 SOUP event and be in the running for the micro-grant, all you have to do is submit an application online by midnight on Sunday, 26th August.

Apply Here

FAQs

How much does the dinner cost?
$10 gets you dinner and a vote. 100% of the sale of your ticket goes to the micro-grant.

Do I need to buy a ticket?
Yes. Everyone needs to book their tickets online beforehand. Tickets to the event will go on sale on Eventbrite on Tuesday 21st August.

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What is the dinner seating arrangement like?
Our dinners happen in an open plan area at the Hamilton Hill Community Hub. We have some chairs, but a limited amount. Feel free to bring a pillow or something more comfortable to site on. Most likely you will be standing or sitting on the floor.

Are children allowed at SOUP?
Of course. We hope that we have created a safe environment where children can listen and participate. You don’t have to be 18 to vote at 6163 SOUP and we encourage children to voice their opinion. As long as they are old enough to make a decision for themselves, they are more than welcome to cast their ballot.

What is the schedule for the evening?
We open the doors at 6:30pm and start hearing proposals at 7.00pm. The presentations and subsequent Q&A last between 30-45 minutes. We eat when the proposals are finished and the diners are then able to vote on what project would best benefit from the collected money. Voting closes at 8:15pm, ballots are counted and the winner is announced.

What rules do you have for SOUP?
There are only two for the presenters. The first is that they can not use technology to present and the second is that the idea presented must benefit Hamilton Hill. The rest of the dinner is completely informal. Anything can happen...

What will I expect to hear from the proposers/grant seekers?
You will hear a presentation no longer than 4 minutes from each presenter. The floor is then opened up to 4 questions from diners.

I have an amazing idea that I think could really benefit the Hamilton Hill community, how can I submit my idea? 
Click here to go to our Submit page and fill out the submission form.

My idea works really well on power point, do you have the capabilities to be able to use this presentation device?
While technology is helpful in many of our daily lives those involved in SOUP believe you can share your proposal without it. We do make exceptions every once in a while (like showing a movie trailer) but we highly encourage you to leave the laptop at home. You are more than welcome to bring in visuals to enhance your idea.

I want to take photos, video, etc, can I?
Of course. The dinner is public and so you are more than welcome to take photos, write about it for your local paper, video the dinner and put it online, vine, instagram, friendster, myspace, youtube, blog, vimeo, facebook, tweet, tap dance, party page it, etc… If you are looking to participate, be our guest.

How many proposals do you accept for each dinner?
We only have time for four proposals per dinner. With more than that it becomes hard to have a constructive dialogue about each proposal as we are eating... and people have short attention spans.

Where do I send my proposal?
You can fill out the submission form here, on our Submit page.

When are the proposals due?
Midnight, 19th August.

I want to make a soup or a salad, what do I need to do?
Awesome. Thank you so much for thinking about this. There is a roster (and careful planning) so contact us if you want to bring food - don't just show up with it. Please email hello@hhcg.com.au and let us know what you want to do. We ask that all food is vegan or vegetarian so that all can enjoy. We expect that your soup or salad making abilities would be donated. Individuals, restaurants or businesses are welcome to share.

I am a local artist and I would love to share my work, can I?
Please email hello@hhcg.com.au and tell us that you are interested in sharing. We are often looking for local artisans - painters, sculptors, designers (interior and graphic), writers, poets, etc. - to share their work. We don't not have a budget at this time, but we have space, we are creative and we can start a conversation and see where it takes us.

Can I donate money to 6163 SOUP?
 You can't donate money directly (yet), but you can donate food, other in-kind support, or donate to the micro-fund by paying extra when you buy your ticket. We'd love your support. You can also purchase drinks at the dinner, all proceeds go towards future Hamilton Hill Community Group events.