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Dream Fund 2018 Launch

Applications are now open for the Dream Fund 2018

Launching today, People's Postcode Lottery's Dream Fund is looking for charities to apply for funding to bring their dream project to life. Charities and community groups across Britain are being encouraged to apply for their share of a massive £3 Million in funding.

The Dream Fund encourages collaboration between charities and good causes, bringing them together to apply for funding to finance their dream project – an idea they have always wanted to deliver but never had the opportunity to develop.

Funding from the scheme, now in its eighth year, will be offered over two years from 2018. This year's prize fund is the largest ever, with a top award of £1 Million and a total award fund of £3 Million. To date, the Dream Fund has invested more than £7.3 Million in 24 projects across Great Britain, with previous winners including Heritage Heroes, a joint project between Canal & River Trust and Help for Heroes, and Missing People's Child Rescue Alert.

Postcode Dream Trust is encouraging applications to Dream Fund 2018 from projects that fit within one or more of its charitable purposes, which include:

  • Supporting families,
  • Improving people's lives through animals,
  • Green communities, and
  • Increasing life chances for young people.

Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People's Postcode Lottery, said, "I am proud that players of People's Postcode Lottery will be awarding an impressive £3 Million to winners of the 2018 Dream Fund. The Dream Fund is one of the highlights of the People's Postcode Lottery charity calendar, and we are always excited to see the bold and courageous ideas submitted. If you've got an idea or a project that you think is a little bit different, then this is the funding opportunity for you. Good luck to all applicants."

Applications for the Dream Fund are open from Friday 14th July until Tuesday 22nd August 2017. Winners will be announced in January 2018. Please visit to apply today.

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Charities and community groups can now apply for funding for their dream project with the Dream Fund 2018