Projects that matter


£10,000 for projects that matter in Portsmouth

To celebrate the launch of Crowdfund Portsmouth’s Small Business Fund, we’ve teamed up with Shaping Portsmouth and Portsmouth City Council to award £2,000 to five inspiring businesses that are making a difference in the city.

We’re looking for businesses that are building cohesion in the community, encouraging civic pride and benefiting the health and wellbeing of residents. We want to hear from ideas that will help residents into employment, or closer to employment, and bring economic benefits to local communities.

Priority will be given where the project is for an existing independent, small or medium sized enterprise seeking to grow. Projects are most likely to be supported if purchasing equipment, machinery, computer equipment.

Entries close on Monday 23 March at midday. The winners will be announced on Friday 27 March. 

To be in with a chance of winning £2,000, tell us about your project that matters in less than 100 words below. It’s that easy!

See the eligibility criteria for more information. 

Key dates

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9 - 23 Mar

Competition open

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27 Mar

Winners announced

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30 Mar

Coaching begins

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4 May - 5 Jun

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How crowdfunding works

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Add your idea to Crowdfunder

Create your unique page. Tell your story and explain your idea. Then set a target and how long you need to reach it.

Get the word out

Get the word out

Spread the word to friends, professional contacts and others in your community. Tell everyone you know about your project.

Get funded

Get funded

People who like your idea donate or pledge money in return for a reward they’ll receive once your project succeeds.

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