March Crowdfunding Challenge Launched!

Portsmouth Northsea Committee

Crowdunding Launched Today

Please visit https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/keep-portsmouth-swimming to see our campaign and help us to spread the word!

During lock down our 250 swimmers aged from 7 to 74 have managed to keep training in their homes, gardens and during their outdoor daily exercise - but it has not been easy. With our pools shut for many months we have been hit hard mentally, physically and financially by the pandemic.  Our amazing coaches and volunteers have worked hard to keep our swimmers physically and mentally fit and now we need to need to ensure we are also financially fit

Never has exercise and sport been more important for our physical and mental health and we need your help to ensure we continue to be financially stable as a swimming club.  Normally we raise the majority of our income via our membership fees and by hosting swimmer competitions - but both these income streams have been hit hard, so now we need to FUNDRAISE to ensure that we can keep Portsmouth swimming and we need your help.

Sport England has launched an initiative called 'Active Together' to combat the impact of  the Covid-19 pandemic on sports clubs and community activity groups, by match funding through Crowdfunder.

Our initial crowdfunding target is £20,000 and to receive the match funding from Sport England, our club needs to do a few things:

  • Raise at least 25% of the initial target
  • Raise this from a minimum number of 75 supporters
  • Sports England will then match fund up to 50% towards our initial crowdfunding target – up to a maximum of £10,000.

We intend to run a series of Crowdfunder initiatives in order to reach our target and secure the extra Sport England funding. Please join in and support our club as much as you can, either by donating or by sharing our campaign with families and friends. We really do need your support to help PNSC survive the financial impact of the pandemic.


We want all our swimmers, members and supporters to take up this fun, motivating and healthy challenge, whilst fundraising for the club!    Please join in and support our club as much as you can, either by donating or by sharing our campaign far and wide. We really do need your support to help us keep PNSC running for all our members, both current and future.

We will be running a number of fundraising activities and to kick off, before the end of March we challenge you to run, cycle, walk, swim, skateboard, scooter, or any other means of self-powered transit your way through any of the distances below:

  • 3km
  • 5km
  • 10km
  • Personal Challenge* 

* You could set your own personal challenge - this could be a longer distance, a number of pull ups, press ups, sea swimming distance or a lap of the park.  You don't need to complete your challenge in one go - but you can if you want to!   

Once you have se1614794573_whatsapp_image_2021-03-03_at_16.59.55.jpeg1614794651_whatsapp_image_2021-03-03_at_16.59.33.jpeglected your challenge ask friends and family if they will sponsor you to complete it and once you've finished your challenge they can transfer their donation via this webpage - by hitting the Support Us or Donate buttons and transferring their donation. Let your coach know as soon as you can what your challenge will be and then keep them updated of your progress.  We will be posting regular updates to see how you are all doing.  Good luck to James and Ollie from our National Squad with their challenges :-)