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CIL Transformation Fund – a great opportunity for Portsmouth residents to crowdfund money for positive local change.

When you raise money for community improvements that are open to everyone you can apply for match funding for half your project up to £5,000 from the CIL Transformation Fund.

Example schemes can range from planting schemes, open space improvements to sports facilities and parks, public art, street furniture such as benches or tree planters, highways safety infrastructure like zebra crossings, and equipment for a community group.

The CIL Transformation Fund has been developed in partnership with Crowdfunder UK. The money comes from the Community Infrastructure Levy fund (CIL), which allows local authorities to raise funds from developers who are undertaking new building projects in their area.

For more information email CIL@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

How to apply

Visit our Crowdfunder page 

Recent successful projects

Cumberland Infant School’s Community Wilding Project.

The Southsea school raised a total of £11,710 of which £1,000 came from the CIL Transformation Fund. The money will fund green wild spaces around the school where the children can look after plants, grow fruit and vegetables, and learn about the insects, birds and other animals that the green areas will attract.

Read more about Cumberland Infant School Community Wilding Project 

Portsmouth Golden Gloves Boxing Club & Stamshaw Tipner Community Centre

New Boxing Ring and Community Centre Equipment Appeal

So far, the group have raised a total of £5000 of which £2,500 is from the CIL Transformation Fund.  The money will revitalise the club and offer a better experience to those who currently use the facilities and for those who will join in the future.  The club wish to purchase a collapsible ring, replace old gloves to increase the number of sessions for more people to take part. They also want to purchase equipment for the community centre such as benches, lockers and repair the gymnasium floor.

Read more about Portsmouth Golden Gloves Boxing Club