We're delighted to invite you to join us at our upcoming Soup Dragon's Den events, where local voluntary and community groups will pitch for a share of funding from the Group's Community Investment Fund.

Come along and join us at the two Zoom events, where you will:

  • meet friends - old and new
  • hear pitches from local community groups requesting funding for their projects
  • cast your vote to support your local community groups and help decide who receives funding.

Congratulations to our shortlisted applicants!

We are looking forward to seeing pitches from the following shortlisted groups at our May 2021 Soup Dragon Zoom events:

Session one - 13 May 2021, 6 pm - 7.30 pm
  • Adventure Hyndburn
  • Kiran Womens' Group
  • New Age Sports - U3A
  • Lower Lane Community Centre
  • Miles of Smiles
  • The Four Seasons
Session two - 18 May 2021, 6 pm - 7.30 pm
  • Rainbow project
  • Lancashire Positive Minds
  • Leyland in Bloom
  • Safe and Sorted
  • Team Kick About
  • The Base Community Centre



Support the finalists - join us to cast your vote!

To help plan the event it would be great if you could let us know if you will be coming along. So bring your friends and enjoy the fun, but please book your places using the form below.

It is really easy to join a Zoom event, which you can do either by video, using a smart device or telephone call, using a landline.  If you have not done this before we are happy to help you get connected.

If you would like to find out more, or would like to book a place please contact the Progress Involvement Team at community@progressgroup.org.uk, call 03333 204 555 or complete the form below.

You can also book your place using Eventbrite by following these links:

Session one (Thursday 13 May) : https://soupdragonsdensession1.eventbrite.co.uk

Session two (Tuesday 18 May) : https://soupdragonsdensession2.eventbrite.co.uk


About Progress Housing Group's Soup Dragon's Den

The Soup Dragon's Den is our own take on the popular TV show 'Dragons' Den' and is an innovative way for voluntary, community and faith sector (VCFS) groups and charities to access funding from our Community Investment Fund. It is aimed at small local community groups who need a small amount of funding to help them get going, or to grow their project to reach more people.

This year, due to the COVID-19 restrictions to help stop the spread of the virus, the Soup Dragon event has an exciting new virtual format with applicants presenting their pitch via Zoom in front of a live virtual audience!

Just like previous years, the winning applicant will receive up to £1000, with the remaining applicants receiving contributions to the funding requested.

For more information about the Soup Dragon's Den or Progress Housing Group's Community Investment Fund, please contact the Progress Involvement Team at enquiries@progressgroup.org.uk, or call 03333 204 555.