How to become a SOUP! match-funding partner

SOUP! is now well-established in the city’s community support culture. At each lunch, we aim to distribute as close to £700 among the four causes as we can – £350 taken on the door, matched by £350 from local sponsors.

In return for contributing to the match-funding, all of our sponsors are acknowledged in the extensive pre-event publicity, across all local media, social media and street posters on the day, at SOUP! itself, as well as in the reports we generate in the days afterwards.

To give you an idea of the quality of the group your business would be joining, here is a list of the many organisations who have already supported us, either by sponsoring a SOUP! lunch in full or through a contribution to the £350 we need to raise:

Somerset Community Foundation, The Laundry, Basil Powell Shoes, The Changing Room, Café 21, Greenslade Taylor Hunt, Probusiness, DH James, Old Mill, RMW Knight, Studley Jewellers, Bowleys Garage, Pilgrim Financial Planning, Protec, Belleview House, Chubb Bulleid, Burns the Bread, Charlie Bigham’s, The Swan Hotel.

If you’d be interested in supporting this successful community funding initiative or finding out more, please email

Latest news: The hugely successful programme of SOUP! lunches is set to continue into next year with one Saturday SOUP! each quarter. Community groups and potential sponsors can start planning ahead by contacting Wells Independents on 07721 523487.

2021 SOUP dates: July 10th, October 2nd.