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Announcing a new Portsmouth Business Support Service to grow Portsmouth’s economy

The council in partnership with Shaping Portsmouth have launched today the Portsmouth Business Support Service (PBSS) to help the city’s businesses grow and thrive. This is a new opportunity that …

January 17, 2024
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Council announces a new business grant to support growth

Portsmouth City Council have announced today the Portsmouth Match Fund which is a new business grant to support businesses to start and existing small businesses to develop. This grant along …

January 10, 2024
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Business opportunity to reduce carbon emissions and lower costs

An opportunity for Portsmouth’s businesses to reduce carbon emissions could be available for high consuming electricity businesses. The council is looking at the feasibility of installing solar PV panels for …

November 21, 2023
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HSDC sponsor Portsmouth’s Christmas Lights Switch On Parties

HSDC have been announced as the lead sponsor for Portsmouth’s 2023 Christmas Lights Switch On Parties. The festive family fun begins with the city centre Christmas Lights Switch On Party …

November 15, 2023
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Funding up to £4,000 for sustainable travel improvements

Businesses and organisations in Portsmouth are invited to make sustainable travel improvements by applying for grants of up to £4,000 aimed at enhancing workplace travel options. The funding, part of …

October 31, 2023
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Portsmouth receives £1.1m funding package to grow creativity and culture

The people of Portsmouth are set to benefit from a £650,000 funding investment from Arts Council England. Award recipient Portsmouth Creates is a not-for-profit community organisation dedicated to growing the …

October 24, 2023
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Council supports HSDC’s creative enterprise students

HSDC has partnered with the council, who will be supporting this year’s Creative Enterprise UAL Level 4 Diploma class by giving each student a financial contribution to further support the …

October 18, 2023
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Port opens sustainable passenger terminal

After 18 months of construction, Portsmouth International Port has opened its new sustainable passenger terminal and welcomed its first guests from Saga’s ‘Spirit of Discovery’ cruise ship.  The carbon neutral …

August 22, 2023
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BAE Systems donate £500,000 to boost Portsmouth’s youth services

BAE Systems has donated £500,000 to boost Portsmouth’s youth services by creating a new educational facility in Stamshaw. The donation has been given to Portsmouth City Council for the design, …

June 27, 2023
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HYYPA is hyped up for its business’ future

HYYPA is a video-based e-learning company whose goal is to support the growing number of adults with ADHD in the UK waiting on a diagnosis and lacking treatment. They aim …

March 23, 2023
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A little bit extra to start up a new business

Caron Howe has a passion for baking and customer tastes and trends. She shares her story of starting up a new business in Portsmouth and how our business support programme …

January 13, 2023
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Crowdfunder partnership renewed to support business and community projects

The partnership between Crowdfunder UK has been renewed for another year by Portsmouth City Council to support business and community projects over the next year. The partnership helps to make …

December 21, 2022
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Inside Pitt Street Skatepark

Portsmouth’s first indoor skatepark and community hub opens

It was a dream in the making since he was a teenager but after years of planning and many obstacles overcome, Jacob Stanley was proud to have finally opened the …

December 20, 2022
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Portsmouth businesses to benefit from share of £30m energy fund

A new £30 million low-carbon projects energy fund has been approved by the council.  This investment in renewable energy could help businesses across the city improve their energy efficiency. Funding …

July 27, 2022
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Cash injection for SME business growth projects

Solent and Portsmouth based businesses can get a share of £700,000 grant funding from GetSet Solent to support business growth projects.  Eligible projects with costs between £4,000 up to £100,000 …

June 7, 2022
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Work starts on port’s terminal extension

Portsmouth International Port’s terminal transformation has begun on a new carbon neutral terminal extension. This project is one of the UK’s first Levelling Up projects to get underway and will …

May 25, 2022
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Get Set Growth Day

Get Set Day: Easy access to business advice

The Get Set Day, part of Portsmouth & South Coast Business Week, was an overwhelming success. Over 70 micro, start up and growth businesses visited us across two venues, the …

May 10, 2022
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Portsmouth City Council supports greening projects

Two city areas have been transformed into new Green and Clean community spaces to improve greening, air quality and health for residents with funding from Portsmouth City Council’s CIL Neighbourhood …

March 24, 2022
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Crowdfunder upgraded coaching offer

Crowdfunder have upgraded their coaching offer to provide better support for community project owners and to help get the message out.  Online courses are available, from introductory courses to get …

March 23, 2022
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Portsmouth’s successful £1.6M UK Community Renewal Fund projects get underway

Three Portsmouth economic development projects, that received funding of just under £1.6M from the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund, are now underway.  Portsmouth City Council was the …

February 16, 2022
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Portsmouth City Council announce grant to support Leisure and Hospitality business impacted by Omicron

Portsmouth City Council have announced that applications are now open for the Omicron Leisure and Hospitality Grant (OHLG). This is a one-off grant that has been designed for leisure and …

January 14, 2022
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Portsmouth City Council announce new Resilience Grant to support business impacted by Covid-19

Portsmouth City Council have announced today a new ARG Business Resilience Grant to help businesses that have continued to be severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.  This additional grant is …

December 21, 2021
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Crowdfunding Portsmouth

Not sure what crowdfunding is? Come along to the Victory Business Centre on 22 September 2021 any time between 10am – 3pm to find out more. Portsmouth City Council and …

September 1, 2021
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Success for the Solent’s ambitious £2billion freeport bid

The Solent’s ambitious bid for Freeport status has been confirmed by the government in the 2021 budget. This bid, led by the Solent LEP, includes both Portsmouth International Port, and also Dunsbury Park, a major …

March 4, 2021
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Hundreds answer council’s call for views on new records office site homes

A MAJOR public engagement project has seen hundreds of people answer Portsmouth City Council’s call to share their views on plans to build brand new housing on the disused old …

September 28, 2020
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£10,000 for projects that matter in Portsmouth

To celebrate the launch of Crowdfund Portsmouth, Crowdfunder, Portsmouth City Council and Shaping Portsmouth have teamed up to run a crowdfunding competition in the city. Thanks to funding from Portsmouth …

March 9, 2020
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Reminder: Free apprenticeship training for city businesses

Portsmouth businesses are being offered thousands of pounds worth of free training for apprentices or employees looking to boost their skills. Portsmouth City Council is using National Apprenticeship Week 2020 …

February 5, 2020
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