Stirling Soup is back on the menu this weekend, giving five more local projects the chance to win community funding.

Soup 5, will take place on Friday 18 May at Stirling Rugby Club at 7pm, with entertainment provided by Stirling musician Craig Ferrie.

The concept of Soup is simple. You donate £5 (or more if you can) for a lively evening of food and live music, listen to pitches from small community projects who want to improve life in Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire and vote for your favourite. At the end, the winner takes away all the donations to make their idea a reality.

To date the successful crowdfunding event has raised almost £2500 for local causes and this Friday five more hopefuls will bid for public support:

  • Scottish Youth Parliament (Clackmannanshire)
  • PLUS Forth Valley
  • Stirling Speakers
  • Picture the Possible
  • Contact the Elderly’s pen pals project
  • The Society of John De Graeme

SOUP Organiser Laura Brown said: “We’re back with another great range of causes for people to vote for. We can’t wait to hear from each of the pitchers on the night and learn more about the brilliant work that’s going on in our community to make Forth Valley a better place. We’ll also be hearing from our September 2017 SOUP winner.  Indie Flynn of Square Peg will tell us how winning SOUP has impacted on their project to support local young people with dyspraxia and dyslexia.”

Tickets for Soup 5 should be reserved at

Entry is by £5 donation on the door.