Working to reduce our carbon footprint

Registered Charity No. 1164715

The Education Group has designed and delivered workshops on sustainable living to nearly 1000 local primary school pupils.

July 2015

Transition Portishead and Portishead in Bloom hold the third successful big picnic in Jubilee Park

Town Garden

School Workshops

Big Picnic

Big Picnic

Transition Portishead aims to help the people of Portishead work together as a community to adapt to a changing and uncertain future.

Last updated: 11 February 2016

September 2015

South West in Bloom awards town garden a Thriving Certificate

Community Benefit Fund

Transition Portishead is now a registered charity (Charity No. 1164715).  Its charitable purposes are defined as:

The promotion of the conservation, protection and improvement of the natural environment and prudent use of natural resources for the benefit of the public in Portishead and beyond by:

a)advancing education and raising awareness of climate change, resource scarcity, peak oil and economic resilience;


b)promoting individual, community and organisational commitment to a reduction in CO2 emissions, energy saving, reducing reliance upon carbon emitting energy sources;


c)increasing resilience to resource scarcity;


d)promoting community growing schemes, thus reducing carbon expended in growing, manufacturing, and distributing food.


It is expected that the Charity will receive funds annually from Low Carbon Gordano, though other donations are always welcome. A committee has been set up to administer the available funds on behalf of Transition Portishead.  (Terms of Reference for this committee can be viewed HERE)

This year, LCG has donated £22500 to the fund and the committee is now ready to receive applications. Successful bids will need to be:

a)from community groups, schools, religious centres or community organisations including those involved in fuel poverty in North Somerset or near the co-operative’s ground-mounted solar array in Hallen;


b)for projects that deliver significant reductions in carbon emissions;


c)for projects that benefit the wider community rather than small groups of individuals.

Whilst no fixed criteria have been set for the size of grants that will be made, it is unlikely that sums of more than £5000 will be awarded to an individual project.

The application process will involve completing a simple form. If a project is short-listed, further discussions will be held with the group concerned.

The application form can be downloaded HERE. Completed applications must be received by mid-day on 31 May 2016.