People's Postcode Lottery Dream Fund

The Dream Fund has already helped to transform communities across the country. A total award fund of over £3 million offers charities and community organisations the chance to work together and deliver a new and innovative 24 month project (2019-2021) that will enhance the local community.

Registered charities and communities in Scotland, England or Wales can apply. This year, they are accepting applications from projects which fit one or more of the following five funding themes:

  • Chaning lives through early intervention.
  • Ending loneliness and social isolation.
  • Protecting Britain's biodiversity.
  • Sustainable systems change.
  • Transforming society through sport.

All applications must come from at least two organisations; one from a registered charity and the lead organisation for the project; the other partners should be charities, voluntary groups, community interest companies, universities or other not-for-profit organisations.

The deadline for Stage 1 applications is 31 August 2018.

Stage 2 applications open from 24 September to 31 October 2018. Applicants from stage 2 will then be shortlisted again and the very best entries will be asked to attend their offices in Edinburgh to give a formal presentation on their project to the Dream Fund Assessment Panel. This final stage will take place on 10 and 11 December 2018.

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