Fund title: Dream Fund

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Awards for charities which have an innovative project they’ve always dreamed of being able to deliver

Application deadline:

22 August 2017 (stage 1 applications)

Fund description:

The Dream Fund supports charities to develop innovative solutions to some of society’s most challenging problems. This is an opportunity for charitable organisations to apply for funding to do the project they’ve always dreamed of. Applicants need to think big, be ambitious and collaborate with another not-for-profit partner – all applications must come from at least two organisations, one of which will be designated as the lead for the project and must be a registered charity. The other partners can be charities, voluntary groups, community interest companies, universities or other not-for-profit organisations. (Local authorities are not eligible.)

The funding themes for this year are:

  • increasing life chances for young people
  • green communities
  • supporting families
  • improving people’s lives through animals

Applications should be for between £500,000 and £1million. Projects should be innovative, have a long-lasting impact and engage the wider public.

The funding is from the People’s Postcode Lottery.

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