Charities Urged To Collaborate On Dream Projects

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Charities who team up for a dream project could get up to £1,000,000 to make their idea a reality, thanks to a funding pot announced this week.

Now in its eighth year, Postcode Dream Trust, which is supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, is making £3,000,000 available for three ground-breaking projects in 2019.

Stage one of the online application process has now opened and will close on 31 August, 2018. The winner won’t be announced until January next year.

A search dog initiative to find vulnerable missing people (Lowland Rescue and Missing People) and a project to design an innovative wheelchair (Whizz-Kidz and the University of Edinburgh) are just some of the previous recipients of the Dream Fund.

Joe Ray, People’s Postcode Lottery’s Social Investment & Innovation Advisor, has some good advice for those looking to apply. He 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 or transforming society through sport.

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

For more information, please visit www.postcodedreamtrust.org.uk