Funding to Support System Change

Posted: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 11:43

Funding to Support System Change

This year the Dream Fund (funded through the People's Postcode Lottery) is looking for projects that seek to implement systemic change in order to address an important social or environmental problem. One of the priorities is:

Health & Wellbeing Systems Change:

They say: 'We are looking for projects that address the root causes of social problems that affect people's health and wellbeing. Areas of interest include solutions that encourage social inclusion, build more resilient communities and promote healthy childhood development'.

The Dream Fund encourages collaboration between not-for-profit organisations, therefore all applications must come from at least two not-for-profit organisations that have joined forces to deliver their 'dream' project. We do NOT accept applications from councils, statutory bodies or local authorities, either as lead or partner organisations.

Charities can apply for up to £1.5 million to deliver their Dream project. The minimum amount that can be applied for is £500,000.

The funds can be used alongside existing funds already raised, or any financial backing you may have already

Successful projects have to engage the public, demonstrate an innovative approach and leave a long-standing legacy once the duration of funding has come to an end.

Funding is available for projects of up to 24 to 36 months in length.

The Dream Fund encourages charitable organisations to collaborate in using their skills, experiences and resources to develop original and impactful ways of challenging social and environmental problems. The partnership is a highly important element of your project and ensuring it as strong and diverse as possible is one of the best ways of ensuring you stand the highest chance of being successful.

The partners do not have to have a history together – you can come together specifically to deliver this project.

Costs directly linked with the project are eligible for funding, including ongoing staff costs, utility bills, rent and insurance etc. Capital costs are eligible for funding. Costs relating to PR, website development and communications are also eligible for funding.

The application form is available to access until October 15th at 5:30pm.

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