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South Knoxville Alliance Seeks Improvement Project Proposals

South Knoxville Alliance, a coalition of business and organizations within the 37920 ZIP code, is looking for proposals for its upcoming Knoxville SOUP dinner.

The dinner, taking place on Thursday, July 7, at the South Knoxville Community Center, 522 Maryville Pike, will be used as an event to raise money for the projects that are being proposed. People attending the dinner will have the opportunity to vote on the submitted projects, and the proposal with the most votes will be awarded all the donations that are raised.

Knoxville SOUP is a dinner and micro-funding event designed to raise money for creative projects that are proposed, voted on and enacted by members of the community.

Knoxville SOUP also showcases a local artist at each dinner. Artists of all disciplines are encouraged to complete our online application and have the opportunity to show their art or share their talent.

Proposals can be for anything that will benefit the community or society in general. Winning projects in other cities that have SOUP dinners have improved playgrounds, performed landscaping and beautification projects, created free lending libraries at area bus stops, sponsored educational programs, supported other charitable endeavors and even launched small businesses with a social focus. There are no hard and fast rules to what a proposal should be, only that someone envisions it, asks for it and the diners vote for it.

Those who would like to propose a project must fill out an application on SKA’s website —

Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 29, 2016