Kerry encourages local charities to apply for funding

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26 July 2017
Charities and community groups in Bristol East are being encouraged to apply for their share of a massive £3 million funding pot. Launched earlier this month, the People’s Postcode Lottery’s 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 year’s prize fund is the largest ever with a top award of £1 million and a total award fund of £3 million. 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 people’s lives through animals; green communities and increasing life chances for young people.

Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said: “I am proud that players of People’s Postcode Lottery will be awarding an impressive £3million to winners of the 2018 Dream Fund. If you’ve 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. 


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