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Planet positive ideas for you to get behind.

Portsmouth City Council and Crowdfunder teamed up to find green initiatives who are responding to the climate emergency.

Five successful people have been chosen to get a portion of £30,000 in match funding (up to £5,000 per project) from Portsmouth City Council to go towards a crowdfunding campaign.

Projects are now crowdfunding, support your favourite below!

Entries for the Portsmouth Climate Challenge are now closed

But if you have an idea on how to tackle the climate emergency in Portsmouth you can still set up a project and start crowdfunding as part of #BackTheFuture

Find out more about #BackTheFuture

What is match funding?

When you hit a certain target in raising money for your idea, one of our amazing partners could match the amount raised with their own donation - effectively DOUBLING the money raised!

Check out our available funds to see if you're eligible, and get in touch if you have any questions.

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How the funding works

Portsmouth City Council has a pot of £30,000 in match funding ready to be handed out. Every one of the five successful ideas will receive £1,000 as long as they raise the funds on Crowdfunder and meet the criteria. The rest of the match funding will then be available on a first come, first served basis where the terms and conditions apply.


Milestone one

Raise £1,000 from at least 30 supporters, receive a £1,000 pledge.


Milestone two

Raise a further £1,500 from the crowd (total amount raised £3,500), receive a £1,500 pledge.


Milestone three

Raise a further £2,500 from the crowd (total amount raised £7,500), receive a £2,500 pledge.

Key dates

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15 July - 12 August

Call for entry

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10 September

Successful entrants notified

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13 September

Coaching begins

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11 October

Crowdfunding live

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