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Make The Dream Real

Charities urged to collaborate on dream projects as a £3 Million funding opportunity is announced

Charities who team up for a dream project could get up to £1 Million to make their idea a reality, thanks to player funding.

Now in its eighth year, Postcode Dream Trust, which is supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery, is making up to £3 Million available for three ground-breaking projects in 2019.

The first stage of the online application process has now opened. Applications must be submitted by 31st August 2018. The winning collaborations will be revealed in January next year.

A search dog initiative to find vulnerable missing people and a project to design an innovative wheelchair are just two of the previous recipients of Dream Fund support.

Joe Ray, People's Postcode Lottery's Social Investment & Innovation Advisor, has some advice for anybody looking to apply. Joe said, "We are looking for truly creative collaborations that come up with solutions to particular challenges. As part of the application process, we want to know how charities will work together and who will benefit from their project. This really is a fantastic opportunity for charities to team up and do something incredible for communities across Scotland, England and Wales."

Charities are urged to apply for funding targeting the following five key themes:

  • changing lives through early intervention,
  • ending loneliness and social isolation,
  • protecting Britain's biodiversity,
  • sustainable systems change, and
  • transforming society through sport.

Not-for-profit organisations are encouraged to apply, but the lead for any joint project must be a registered charity.

Applications close on 31st August 2018. For more information on how to apply, check out www.postcodedreamtrust.org.uk.

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In January, the Wheels of Change project to design an innovative wheelchair was awarded £1 Million funding in the Dream Fund
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