The Aviva Community Fund is an initiative that offers support and funding for inspirational local causes. The scheme aims to help both large charities and smaller ones who may otherwise find it difficult to gain financial backing or recognition. Projects could receive funding of from up to £1000 up to £25,000. Knowing that the Aviva Community Fund had such positive outcomes for community projects in 2015 and 2016, Aviva are running the initiative again in 2017 to support more grass roots organisations.
The Aviva Community Fund offers you the chance to get funding from £1,000 up to £25,000 for an important cause in your community.
Whether you’re looking to solve a problem or speed up an ongoing project, this is your chance to make a real difference to your local community. And it all starts with your great idea…
All you have to do is enter a project for your community organisation – even if you took part previously – and tell them what a difference these much-needed funds could make.
You can enter your project in one of the four following categories:
1. Health and wellbeing
Projects related to helping people take control of their physical and mental health. These could include anything from walking clubs to reduce loneliness, improving playgrounds and sports clubs and associations to community centres running wellbeing initiatives.
2. Skills for life
Projects that aim to help communities and individuals improve their lives by learning useful new skills, particularly digital ones. Projects in this category can help people of all ages develop skills to make their lives easier or more fulfilling. This could include budget training for families, job skills or getting up to speed with new technology.
Successful communities value all people, recognising that every person adds something to the whole. Projects in this category will understand that and work to develop closer ties within the community, such as multi-faith education, accessibility improvements and community integration programmes.
4. Community support
From regeneration projects to local support groups, this category offers support for anything that is important to your wider community, including community events. Our Community Support category aims to help communities make their surroundings and aspects of their life sustainable.
The funding levels you can apply for are:
- Up to £1,000
- Up to £5,000
- Up to £10,000
- Up to £25,000
They offer additional awards for entries submitted by insurance brokers and financial advisers in each of the funding levels.
How to Apply
You can submit a project by filling in their short entry form once the Aviva Community Fund opens on 12 September 2017.
For further information visit https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/