Postcode Dream Trust major grants

24th July 2018

The Postcode Dream Trust is offering grants of £500,000 to £1million for innovative, creative and original projects that are a genuine ‘dream’. Projects can last up to 24 months.

Applications must come from a partnership of at least two charitable organisations, one of which will be designated as the lead and must be a registered charity. The other partners can be registered charities, voluntary groups, community interest companies, universities or other not-for-profit organisations.

The lead partner in any application must have an annual income that is at least two times the amount applied for. For example, if you are applying for £500,000 then the lead charity’s annual income must be at least £1 million in the last audited accounts.

Funding priorities

Applications must meet one of five funding priorities:

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


Please read the guidance notes before completing the application form.

The deadline for applications is 31 August 2018 (5.30pm).


“We encourage applicants to think big and be as creative as possible when submitting their application. If you have an idea for the Dream Fund it is always worth contacting the Dream Fund helpdesk and seeing if your project is suitable before applying.” Email your idea to

Answers to frequently asked questions are available as well as advice from former winners.