People's Postcode Lottery's Dream Fund, a grant giving programme, is encouraging charities and community groups across Great Britain to work together and apply to finance their dream project. This could be something they have always wanted to deliver but never had the opportunity to bring to life.

Dream Fund 2017 will be open for applications from 15th August to 15th September 2016.

Now in its seventh year, the Dream Fund is awarding a whopping £2.5 Million to innovative, creative and bold ideas - making it the largest Dream Fund to date.

Postcode Dream Trust is encouraging applications that fit within charitable criteria, which include:

  • Early child development
  • Helping refugees in our community
  • Conserving the marine environment
  • Connecting people with the natural world
  • Engaging people with arts, culture and heritage

To qualify for funding, at least two complimentary organisations must work in partnership to deliver their ambitious project. Funding from the scheme will be offered over two years from 2017. The lead partner's annual income must be at least three times the amount applied for.

Winners of the Dream Fund will be announced in January 2017.

To access the application form visit from 15th August.

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The Edible Playgrounds project received funding from the Dream Fund