Henry Smith MP urges Crawley charities to apply for share of £3 million funding pot

Crawley charities and community groups are being urged by the town’s MP, Henry Smith, to apply for a share of a £3 million funding pot. The People’s Postcode Lottery’s Dream Fund is looking for charities to apply for funding to bring their dream project to life.

Henry said;

“The People’s Postcode Lottery’s Dream Fund gives charities the opportunity to be bold and courageous. This is an exciting opportunity for the voluntary sector across Crawley to work together to develop their dream project.

“I urge charities to be creative and ambitious, and remind them to get their applications in before the deadline on 22nd August.”

The Dream Fund encourages collaboration between charities and good causes, bringing them together to apply for funding to finance their dream project – an idea they have always wanted to deliver but never had the opportunity to develop.

Funding from the scheme, now in its eighth year, will be offered over two years from 2018. This year’s prize fund is the largest ever with a top award of £1 million and a total award fund of £3 million.

The Dream Fund has invested more than £7.3 million in 24 projects across Great Britain, with previous winners including Heritage Heroes, a joint project between Canal & River Trust and Help for Heroes, and Missing People’s Child Rescue Alert.

The Postcode Dream Trust is encouraging applications to Dream Fund 2018 from projects that fit within one or more of the charitable purposes which include: supporting families; improving people’s lives through animals; green communities and increasing life chances for young people.

Applications for the Dream Fund are open until Tuesday 22nd August. Winners will be announced in January 2018. Please visit www.postcodedreamtrust.org.uk to apply.