Stockton North MP Alex Cunningham has called on charities and community groups in Stockton North to apply for their share of a massive £3million funding pot. 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.
Commenting on the initiative, the MP for Stockton North Alex Cunningham said:
“People’s Postcode Lottery’s Dream Fund gives charities the opportunity to be bold and courageous. This is an exciting opportunity for charities across Stockton North to work together to develop their dream project. I urge charities to be creative and ambitious and remind them to get their applications in before the deadline.”
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 £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 people’s lives through animals; green communities and increasing life chances for young people.
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.
For further information, please contact Alex’s office on 020 7219 7157