Crowdfund Portsmouth

CIL Transformation Fund

Portsmouth City Council and Crowdfunder have teamed up to support projects that are helping to improve the city and make it the great waterfront city to live, work and play.

Using the power of the crowd, we’ll be helping projects to find the funding and support they need to turn their ideas into a reality.

About this fund

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Portsmouth CIL Transformation Fund

You need a crowdfunding project to apply for funding. Start or continue adding your project and, if eligible, you'll be prompted to apply.


Once an eligible project has raised 25% of their fundraising target from multiple pledges, if you meet the Council’s criteria and sign up to their terms and conditions, PortsmouthCity Council may pledge 50% of the target (up to a maximum of £5,000), subject to available funds within the ward the project is located within.

You will need a crowdfunding project to apply for funding. Start or continue adding your project and, if eligible, you'll be prompted to apply.

Projects must be located within Portsmouth and help address the demands that development places on the city. Each potential project must meet the fund criteria and sign the fund terms and conditions.

In addition to the above criteria, the fund will focus and give priority to projects that:
  • Are located within the city where development has taken place which has contributed to the fund
  • Help address the demands developments may place on the city
  • Endeavour to Reduce the impacts of development;
  • Play a key role in addressing/improving the need for local infrastructure;
  • Play a role in managing pressures on local services by assisting/empowering community cohesion;
  • Demonstrate, social or environmental benefits to the local community;
  • Complement Portsmouth City Council's five priorities, to make Portsmouth a place that is fairer for everyone: 'a city where the council works together with thriving communities to put people at the heart of everything we do'.
  • Help and encourage a neutral carbon footprint;
  • Support and encourage green infrastructure and vegetation coverage across the city;

The money pledged will be released only if the full fundraising target has been reached.

How to apply for this fund

Start by setting up a crowdfunder project, if eligible you will be able to apply 

Crowdfunding in 60 seconds

Got a minute to spare? Watch our 'how it works' animation. You'll get a brief overview of how crowdfunding works and what extra support, services and money that only Crowdfunder can give you. 

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How +Extra funding works

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Start a project

 Start a new project on Crowdfunder, tell us the basics and a rough outline of your story. Then we can show you funds that you may be eligible for.

Apply for funding

Apply for funding

You can then choose to make an application for a relevant fund. If a partner likes your project, they may agree to support it.

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Start crowdfunding

Start raising money from the crowd and once you reach an agreed percentage of your target, one of our partners could boost your total with a large donation.

Learn to crowdfund

Supported by

Portsmouth City Council