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Postcode Dream Fund

Is my organisation eligible?

The Dream Fund was created to encourage charities to collaborate and apply for their dream project, the project they have always wanted to deliver but never had the opportunity to do so.

The Dream Fund supports charities to develop innovative solutions to society’s most challenging problems. Applications that can score highly in their originality, ambition and collaborative nature stand the highest chances of being successful.

Here are details of which organisations are eligible to apply for funding and which are not.

Who do we fund?

  • Charities in Great Britain
  • Lead partners who are registered charities with official charity numbers (i.e. registered with the Charity Commission or with OSCR)
  • Supporting partners must also be not-for-profit organisations but do not have to be registered charities (partners can be CICs, CIOs, CASCs, voluntary organisations etc.)
  • Universities, research and further education institutes can apply as a partner organisations only but not as leads.
  • Charities who have an annual income at least twice the amount that is being applied for (i.e. if applying for £500,000 then the lead applicant must have an income of at least £1 million and if applying for £1.25 million then the lead applicant must have an income of at least £2.5 million as evidenced by their latest audited accounts).

Who do we not fund?

  • Local authorities, city councils or government/statutory bodies
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • For-profit businesses
  • Charities who apply without any partners
  • Grant giving bodies who wish to distribute the funds to other organisations
  • Charities applying for projects where the beneficiaries reside overseas.

If you have any further questions about eligibility please contact the Dream Fund helpdesk on