People’s Postcode Lottery Offers Dream Fund to Charities

Postcode Dream Trust, the charity foundation of the People’s Postcode Lottery, are offering charities across England, Scotland and Wales the opportunity to apply for funding from a pot of £3 million.

Charities that make successful bids can use their share of the fund to deliver their dream project, but have perhaps never had sufficient funding to do so previously. At least two charitable organisations need to join forces to deliver an innovative project as part of their application. The lead partner organisation must be a registered charity. The other partners can be registered charities, voluntary groups, community interest companies, universities or other non-profit organisations.

The funding pot for 2019 has been set at £3 million total, with grants of between £500,000 and £1 million that are available to each winner so that they can implement a project during a 24 months period from 2019 to 2021.


The Dream Fund are looking for charitable organisations across Great Britain to imagine and plan an expansive project and work alongside other non-profit partners to fulfil their vision.

The proposed projects must address at least one of this year’s priorities, which are:

  • Changing lives through early intervention
  • Ending loneliness and social isolation
  • Protecting Britain’s biodiversity
  • Sustainable systems change
  • Transforming society through sport

Stage 1 applications have until 5:30pm on 31 August 2018 to be submitted.
Further information and the application form can be found at the Postcode Dream Trust website, which also contains an innovation toolkit and downloadable guidance notes.