The Dream Fund gives organisations the chance to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life. We ask charitable organisations across Great Britain to think big, be ambitious and collaborate with other not-for-profit partners to deliver their dream project.
This year the Dream Fund is looking for projects that seek to implement systemic change in order to address an important social or environmental problem.
Systems change involves looking at problems in a macro context and understanding the entire ecosystem of that problem, in order to develop long-term solutions.
Systems change thinking comprises mapping out all the relevant stakeholders, the institutions and the economic, social, cultural, political factors that underlie these large structural problems in order to give a full understanding of why the problem persists in order to create a solution.
To develop a systems change project, you need to address an issue from the bottom-up (such as change at the community level) as well as from the top-down (such as influencing the decisions and behaviour of key stakeholders and institutions).
For each of the funding priorities we are looking for projects that can clearly address the root causes of the environmental or social problems they are looking to solve, which are often intractable and embedded.
Projects must address at least one of this year’s priorities, which are:
1. Environmental Systems Change
2. Sustainability Systems Change
3. Health & Wellbeing Systems Change
Applications must be innovative, creative and original, and present projects that are a genuine ‘dream’.
For more information please visit the Postcode Dream Fund website here (opens in a new tab)