Soup Dragons Applications go Live

1 Apr - 1 May 2022 | Events
Time: 00:00 - 00:00

This event has now finished.

The ‘Soup Dragon’ returns for 2022!

Applications are now open for the first Soup Dragon event of 2022, which will be held in May.

As part of our support to local community projects, we will be having another visit from our Soup Dragon as a way to access funding from our Community Investment Fund.

The Soup Dragon’s Den is aimed at small local community groups who need a small amount of funding to help them get going, or to grow the project to reach more people.

The application process has been kept simple, so no reason not to apply!

Applications are open from 1 April to 2 May 2022. We are hoping to be able to serve soup and have a live pitching event for the first time since 2019. This will take place on 19 May at 6pm.


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Alternatively you can apply via application form. Applicants simply need to fill in the application form and email it to the Progress Involvement Team or post it to Sumner House, 21 King Street, Leyland, Lancashire, PR25 2LW.

All applications received will be reviewed and six will be shortlisted to present their pitch at the next Soup Dragon’s Den event.

The Soup Dragon’s Den will have an open invitation for local residents and supporters of each project to attend. 

About the Soup Dragon's Den

We are planning for the Soup Dragon Event to be held in the community with soup, pudding, networking and ‘live’ pitching, we are also looking to live stream the event for those who can’t join us.

To book your place at a table, click here to visit Eventbrite.
(click here to visit Eventbrite to book a place). 

During the event, the applicants will present their pitch; it's similar to the TV show Dragon’s Den (but much friendlier), and everyone attending gets to vote for the winner - the community decides!

Once all the pitches have taken place, everyone attending the event will be asked to vote, ranking each of the six pitches in their order of preference. The votes will be counted and the winner announced at the end of the evening.

The winning applicant will receive up to £1000. The remaining five applicants will receive half of the funding they requested, or £200 (whichever is the lowest amount).


Soup Dragon's Den – the important stuff!

Deadline for applications is Monday, 2 May 2022

The event will take place on Thursday, 19 May 2022 at 6pm.

The applicants selected to pitch at the event will be informed by Friday, 13 May 2022. You can book your event ticket at Eventbrite by clicking here.

Click here to access the guidance notes for applications which can be found at the bottom of the application form.


Contact us

If you have any queries about the Soup Dragon's Den or want more information please contact the Progress Involvement Team by clicking here to visit our website, emailing the Progress Involvement Team at or calling us on 03333 204 555.