The Stone Soup Collective


The Stone Soup Collective is a series of community events facilitated by a storyteller in partnership with a community hub in the local area. A ceilidh of stories, song, and dance with shared food, right in the heart of the community.

As part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2022, we have the capacity to fund 10 community events across Scotland.

Each storyteller will receive £300 to deliver an event in partnership with a community organisation of their choice around the theme of The Stone Soup story. The event can take place any time between 14 Oct – 30 Nov.


At the heart of this story is a message of welcoming strangers, integration, kindness and sharing our resources to enable community strength and support. Please keep this in mind when completing your application!


The Stone Soup Collective  

The Stone Soup is a European folk story in which strangers convince the people of a town to each share a small amount of their food in order to make a larger meal that everyone in the community can enjoy. 


  • Which story/song/dance would you bring to the Scotland’s diverse pot?
  • Which members of community would you welcome and include?
  • Which ingredients would you bring to a shared meal?


We have the capacity to fund 10 projects across Scotland offering participants £300 to deliver an event in support of this theme. If there is an over subscription, we will operate on a first come, first served basis, so please get your application in as soon as possible and before the deadline of Wed 31 August.

Please read the T&Cs before applying.


  • Storytellers are encouraged to reach out to a community hub and organise a ceilidh within the community – encouraging participants to share stories, songs and to bring shared food.

  • Events can take place any time between 14 Oct – 30 November as part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival’s Community and Family programme.

  • Events will not be advertised as part of the main SISF programme but are part of the supporting Community programme.

  • Funding of £300 is towards the cost of the storyteller’s hosting, as well as food for the event. It is the applicant’s discretion how this is utilised, but it must match the brief of the project.

  • Storytellers are encouraged to work in partnership with a community hub for in-kind support of venue and food costs and to make use of links to the community network.

  • Visual documentation, communication and a short evaluation will be required post-project.

  • An applicant can make a maximum of 1 registration.

  • If any community groups would like additional sessions, the remaining booking fees and travel must be paid by the community group or school.


To register for The Stone Soup Collective please complete this short form. Application Form


Community Events are listed below….


13/10/2022 Event Info