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Charities urged to apply for share of £3m funding pot

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CHARITIES and community groups across Britain are being encouraged to apply for their share of a massive £3million funding pot. Launching today (Friday, July 14) Peoples Postcode Lotterys Dream Fund is looking for charities to apply for funding to bring their dream project to life.

The Dream Fund encourages collaboration between charities and good causes, bringing them together to apply for funding to finance their dream project – an idea they have always wanted to deliver but never had the opportunity to develop.

Funding from the scheme, now in its eighth year, will be offered over two years from 2018. This years prize fund is the largest ever with a top award of £1million and a total award fund of £3million. To date the Dream Fund has invested more than £7.3 Million in 24 projects across Great Britain, with previous winners including Heritage Heroes, a joint project between Canal & River Trust and Help for Heroes, and Missing People’s ‘Child Rescue Alert’.

Postcode Dream Trust is encouraging applications to Dream Fund 2018 from projects that fit within one or more of the charitable purposes which include: supporting families; improving peoples lives through animals; green communities and increasing life chances for young people.

Clara Govier, Head of Charities at Peoples Postcode Lottery, said: I am proud that players of Peoples Postcode Lottery will be awarding an impressive £3million to winners of the 2018 Dream Fund. The Dream Fund is one the highlights of the Peoples Postcode Lottery charity calendar and we are always excited to see the bold and courageous ideas submitted. If youve got an idea or a project that you think is a little bit different then this is the funding opportunity for you. Good luck to all applicants.

Applications for the Dream Fund are open from Friday, 14 July until Tuesday, 22 August. Winners will be announced in January, 2018. Please visit www.postcodedreamtrust.org.uk to apply today.