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Apply now to new £3.5 million Dream Fund

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Fund runs until 1 November

Charities and community groups from across Britain are being encouraged to apply for a share of £3.5 million to bring their dream project to life, thanks to support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Launching today, (1 October) the Dream Fund encourages collaboration between charities and good causes by bringing them together to apply for funding for their dream project.

This year’s prize pot is the largest ever, with a top award of £1.25 million. Funding will be offered over three years from 2022. 

The fund is encouraging applications from projects which seek to develop innovative solutions and deliver systematic change in either environment and conservation, social inequality, or pandemic recovery.

It has already awarded more than £16 million in funding to 32 projects across Britain, with previous winners including Wheels of Change, a joint project between Whizz Kids, Duchenne UK and The University of Edinburgh.

The Wheels of Change project saw the development of a wheelchair for disabled children that is technologically impressive, modular, and affordable.

Malcolm Tyndall, Director or Strategy and Innovation at Whizz-Kidz said: “The £1 million received from the Dream Fund gave us the unique opportunity to work closely with world leading partners and other charities, forming lasting relationships we still benefit from today. Kids in wheelchairs are usually the last to make friends, the last to have fun and the last to find jobs. Thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery, kids in wheelchairs are starting to come first.”

Laura Chow, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said: “This announcement marks the start of an exciting process which will see £3.5 million raised by our players awarded to truly inspirational projects.

“The Dream Fund has made a remarkable difference to so many projects over the last nine years, and I have no doubt that we’ll see many more bold and courageous ideas submitted this year.”

Applications to the Dream Fund can be made from Friday, 1 October until Monday, 1 November. Winners will be announced in March 2022.



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over 2 years ago

I am interested to apply for new £ 3.5 million Dream Fund, Please send me the procedures of how I can apply and fulfill my dreams.

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Jocelynne hannam
over 2 years ago

I am a disabled older person and I live in Arbtoath. I had an I pad but unfortunately after trying to get it repaired. I must confess I have to give up. My daughter and grandchildren live in breast yorkshire and we used computor ( I pad ) to keep in touch. I can no longer see the baby doing new things or just feeling connected. I feel so cut off from society. I use it as I said to keep in touch with my family. And. I write poems and childrens books. And I use it for that. Can you help me please.

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Pasna Sallis
over 2 years ago

Hi Can you please forward information about the Dream fund

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