The Dream Fund was created to encourage charities to collaborate and apply for their dream project, the project they have always wanted to deliver but never had the opportunity to do so.
The Fund supports charities across England, Scotland and Wales to develop innovative solutions to society’s most challenging problems. Applications that can score highly in their originality, ambition and collaborative nature stand the highest chances of being successful.
This year, the fund will offer a total award fund of £3 million for charitable organisations to deliver their ‘dream’ project in one or more areas in Great Britain in 2019-2021. Charities can apply for grants of between £500,000 and £1 million to deliver a project 24 months in length.
There are five new funding themes for 2019-2021:
- Changing lives through early intervention
- Ending loneliness and social isolation
- Protecting Britain’s biodiversity
- Sustainable systems change
- Transforming society through sport
The Dream Fund encourages not-for-profit organisations to collaborate to deliver a more effective and wide ranging project. All applications must therefore come from at least two organisations. The lead organisation must be a registered charity. The other partners can be charities, voluntary groups, community interest companies, universities or other not-for-profit organisations.
More information: http://www.postcodedreamtrust.org.uk/dream-fund