People's Postcode Lottery Funding Opportunity

4 October, 2021

A new funding opportunity has been announced by the People's Postcode Lottery with a deadline of 1 November 2021.

Charities and community groups from across Britain including Bristol and the South West are being encouraged to apply for a minimum of £500,000 (maximum £1.25m) to fund a system change project over three years.

The People’s Postcode Lottery Dream Fund supports collaboration between charities to come together and apply for funding that will be transformative, their dream project.

This year's funding includes a top award of £1.25 Million. Funding will be offered for two to three years from 2022. Applications are particularly encouraged from projects which are seeking to develop innovative solutions that will deliver systemic change in one of three fields:

  • the environment and conservation

  • social inequality

  • pandemic recovery.


Applications to the Dream Fund can be made from Friday 1st October up until Monday 1st November 2021 and the winners will be announced next year in March 2022. ​​​​​​​

Useful information:

Who can apply

The lead partner must be a registered charity with an annual turnover at least twice the amount being requested.


What’s the process?

Stage 1: A one page application by 1 November 2021.

Stage 2: Detailed applications from shortlisted organisations by 20 December 2021

Stage 3: Presentations in February 2022. 


How to apply

Submit your application online.