Charities and community groups in Wales are being encouraged to apply for their share of a massive £3million funding pot.

The People’s Postcode Lottery’s Dream Fund launched on Friday and is looking for charities to apply for vital funding to bring their dream project to life.

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 £3million.

To date 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, Missing People’s ‘Child Rescue Alert’ and the Welsh project ‘Building our Dreams’ a project brought to life by Valley Kids with the Down to Earth Project.

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.

Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said: “I am proud that players of People’s Postcode Lottery will be awarding an impressive £3million to the winners of the 2018 Dream Fund. The Dream Fund is one the highlights of the People’s Postcode Lottery charity calendar and we are always so excited to see bold and courageous ideas submitted. If you’ve got an idea that you think is a little bit different then this is the funding opportunity for you. Good luck to all applicants.”

Applications for the Dream Fund are open until Tuesday, August 22. Winners will be announced in January 2018.

Visit to apply today.