The Aviva Community Fund

The Aviva Community Fund offers you the chance to get funding for causes important to your community.

It’s open to everyone, whether you have a connection with Aviva or not. We want you to enter a project for your community and tell us what a difference these funds could make.

Get enough votes from friends, family and supporters in your community and your project could make it to the Finals, where a judging panel will award the funds.

What makes a good entry?

Your project is right for the Aviva Community Fund if it:

  • will make a positive difference in your community

  • is associated with a community organisation or charity, and will take place in the UK

  • will be completed or well underway before 31 December 2019

  • can ideally be completed with the requested funding alone.

To suit projects of different sizes, the funding levels you can apply for are:

  • Up to £1,000

  • Up to £5,000

  • Up to £10,000

  • Up to £25,000

You can enter your project into one of these three categories:

  • Environment

  • Health & Wellbeing

  • Skills for Life

Submitting a project

Creating and submitting your project is easy. Just follow these four simple steps:

  1.  Identify a project that will have a positive impact in your community. You can submit a project for or on behalf of any not-for-profit community organisation.

  2. Enter it in the Aviva Community Fund - you'll have to register on our site.

  3. Add photos and videos to paint a better picture for the public.

  4. Get your friends, family and more to vote for your project. Promote it by getting in touch with them, by using Facebook, Twitter, community events or any other way that will get attention.

Voting

Once voting opens on 23 October 2018, start sharing your project with as many friends, family and community supporters as possible to get their votes. The projects with the most votes will become finalists.

Anyone who lives in the UK and registers on the Aviva Community Fund website can vote for projects between 23 October and 20 November. You don’t have to have submitted a project to vote.

You'll get 10 votes which you can use at any time during the voting phase. You can support as many projects as you like with your votes. Spread them around or use them all to support one project – it’s your choice.

You can submit your project as soon as the Aviva Community Fund launches on 11 September until midday on 9 October 2018 by completing our online entry form here: https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/user/aboutthecompetition