People’s Postcode Lottery’s Dream Fund 2016 opens on 17 August

14.08.15

The Postcode Dream Trust’s Dream Fund (formerly the People’s Postcode Trust’s Dream Fund) is intended to support partnership applications from organisations that are working in collaboration to deliver services and promote volunteering.

Charities and voluntary organisations are eligible to apply for funding to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life. All applications must come from at least two organisations that have joined forces to deliver an innovative project. The lead organisation must be a registered charity. The other organisations can be another charity, a voluntary group or a community interest company.

There is £2m available in total for 2016 and the Postcode Dream Trust expects to make three awards:

  • one award of £1m for which the lead partner’s annual income must have been at least £3m in the last audited annual accounts
  • two awards of £500,000 for which the lead partner’s annual income must have been at least £1.5m in the last audited annual accounts

Funding is available for projects that last up to 24 months and meet at least one of the following charitable areas:

  • community development
  • environmental protection
  • health
  • human rights
  • sports
  • prevention of poverty.

Applications must be in by 5.30pm on 22 September. For further information and to apply, visit the Postcode Dream Fund website.