Aaaand they’re off! We were thrilled and humbled to welcome 18 projects and over 100 gifters to our Stokes Croft and Alfred Street cafes on the last couple of Thursday’s for evenings of pitching and pledging.
The projects each had the floor for three minutes, to introduce their project, give us some background on the social or environmental issue their tackling on a local scale, and, most importantly, what they need help with most right now.
The community of gifters then scribbled down what they loved about each project, as well as ideas for builds/suggestions/connections. There were lists of people to collaborate with, different angles to take, questions to ask and things to research.
Those in the room then voted, and the three projects who got the most votes at each pitch night are now able to be voted for online and in BTP Stokes Croft and BTP Alfred Street for one month. We want the communities in Bristol and Bath to vote for one project to go through to the next round which is a three-hour gig to themselves. That will be a lot less talking and a lot more doing – we promise.
To see the three Bristol projects and to vote, visit here
And for Bath’s, check them out here
And it doesn’t stop there! We have two more pitch nights coming up:
Gig is on Thursday 5th October at 6.30pm.
Gig is on Thursday 5th November at BTP Corporation Street at 6.30pm.
Both events are still looking for disruptive social change organisations and local innovators with inspiring projects to come and share their story and the challenges they face. We also need generous folk who want to do good in their hood and gift their creative talent!