Charities can apply for shares of £3m from People's Postcode Lottery

The PPL's Dream Fund will make three grants of up to £1m for new projects involving two or more charities

Charities are being invited to apply for a share of a £3m grant fund from the People’s Postcode Lottery.

The Dream Fund will make three grants of up to £1m each for new projects in England, Scotland or Wales that charities might always have wanted to run but have never had the opportunity to do so.

The Dream Fund, which is in its eighth year, has given out grants of more than £7.3m to 24 projects, including a scheme led by Missing People to sound an alert if a child is missing or in serious danger and a project in Glasgow that aims to train every pre-school child in the city to ride a bicycle.

The themes for this year’s funding are supporting families, improving people’s lives through animals, green communities and increasing life chances for young people.

Applications must come from at least two organisations working together to deliver the project, with one of the applicant organisations acting as the lead partner.

Funding will be offered over two years from January.

Clara Govier, head of charities at the People’s Postcode Lottery, said: "The Dream Fund is one the highlights of the PPL’s charity calendar, and we are always excited to see the bold and courageous ideas submitted."

The scheme will be open to applications until 22 August.

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