Dream Fund

Dream Fund

Dream Fund

The Dream Fund gives charities the chance to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life. We ask collaborations of charitable organisations to think big, be ambitious and collaborate with other not-for-profit partners to apply for funding to deliver their dream projects.

The Dream Fund is no longer administered through People's Postcode Trust. However you can still apply to 
Dream Fund 2016 through the following Trust instead.

Here are some examples of Dream Fund projects we have supported since 2011:


WILD THINGS!

Moray Firth Coastal Classroom

PROJECT DETAILS

  •  Postcode: IV36 3YR
  •  Year: 2013
  •  Theme: other
  •  Area: Highland
  •  Amount: £74,069

Wild things! is a Scottish Environmental Education Charity based on the magnificent Moray Firth, offering a variety of inspiring wilderness and nature experiences for all ages and abilities - regardless of learning challenges, physical and financial difficulties or even a fear of spiders!

Through the Coastal Classroom project - Wild Things! has turned the magnificent coastline of the Moray Firth into an inspiring outdoor classroom for school children. Using an inspirational place for children to learn and play, this programme provides practical hands-on activities to capture interest and stimulate learning - whatever the weather!
 


CYCLISTS TOURING CLUB (CTC)

Play on Pedals

PROJECT DETAILS

  •  Postcode: G2 4BG
  •  Year: 2014
  •  Theme: other
  •  Area: Glasgow
  •  Amount: £231,957

CTC is passionate about the positive difference cycling makes to individuals and communities. Through their network of local cycling development officers and Member Groups, they encourage and inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to experience the joys and benefits of cycling.

The Play on Wheels project is giving every four year old child in Glasgow the chance to learn to ride a bike before they start school, using cycling to improve the lives of young people in Glasgow. An experienced Project Officer works alongside communities, families and organisations to engage them in the project and help them to lead healthier lifestyles. This includes supporting 50 community organisations across Glasgow to become Cycling Heroes and working with each organisation to host cycle training programmes, Bike Swaps and other events such as Glasgovia - a city-wide celebration of cycling!
 


MISSING PEOPLE

Child Rescue Project

PROJECT DETAILS

  •  Postcode: SW14 7JE
  •  Year: 2014
  •  Theme: other
  •  Area: Great Britain
  •  Amount: £225,000

Missing People was established in 1993, offering a lifeline to the 250,000 adults and children who run away and go missing each year. For those left behind, they offer assistance in searching and provide specialised support to ease the heartache and confusion.

Child Rescue Alert enables urgent alerts to be sent to members of the public, media and publicity partners to help find children who the police consider to be in imminent danger. Child abduction is every parents worst nightmare, with 90% of parents in the UK significantly concerned about their child going missing. Child Rescue Project is managed by Missing People in partnership with CEOP, a command of the National Crime Agency.


ENABLE SCOTLAND

Hazeldene Horticulture

PROJECT DETAILS

  •  Postcode: KA13 7QH
  •  Year: 2013
  •  Theme: other
  •  Area: Linlithgow
  •  Amount: £98,639

ENABLE Scotland is a dynamic charity which campaigns for a better life for children and adults who have learning disabilities. They support people who have learning disabilities and their families to live, work and take part in their communities.

Hazeldene Horticulture is a plant nursery employing people aged 18 to 65 with learning disabilities to help them move into jobs. Once fully established, the project will create jobs for eight people while supporting 44 individuals with training and employment opportunities each year.
 


BLACKBURNE HOUSE FOR WOMEN

The Bee Project

PROJECT DETAILS

  •  Postcode: L8 7PE
  •  Year: 2013
  •  Theme: other
  •  Area: Merseyside
  • Amount: £85,979

Blackburne House is a successful and vibrant organisation that has grown from a centre of education for women to being one of the UK's leading and pioneering social enterprises.

Following much publicity about the plight of the honey bee, Blackburne House initially started a Beekeeping Project in 2010 on the roof of their premises. However, with the help of an 86,000 grant from the People's Postcode Lottery, they were able to offer starter kits, equipment, mentoring and training to community groups who are keen to learn and have the space for a hive.