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And the winners are…

With the votes counted and the judging over, we’re thrilled to announce the local projects that have successfully won funding from the Aviva Community Fund.

Thank you to everyone that got behind a project and voted. We’re proud to give local community projects the chance to win funding so that together we can do more for the great causes you care about.

Register now for more news about the Aviva Community Fund and to hear when it’ll be back.

Small things can make a big difference

All over the country, local community projects are using ordinary objects to do extraordinary things. From a gardening trowel to a football, any thing can mean everything when it comes to improving local lives through a community project.

And that's what the Aviva Community Fund is all about - helping communities make a big difference through small changes.

How the competition works

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…

Put your thinking cap on

What project does your organisation need financial support for that will make a positive impact in your community?

Enter your project

Fill in our short entry form. There are four categories you can enter, and four levels of funding to choose from.

Rally your supporters

Promote your project to as many friends, family members and neighbours as possible to get their votes.

Fingers crossed…

The projects with the most votes will become finalists and judged before the winners are announced.

Some of our 2017 winners

Let there be Light

Video transcript

Aviva spokesperson: Hello!

Let there be light: Hi!

Let there be light: We all know as a parent there is nothing more enjoyable than actually watching your child, and other people’s children, shine.

Let there be light: We wanted to have stage lights for productions. The lights could help us with our confidence.

Aviva spokesperson: You are actually a winner!

*cheers*

Let there be light: They’ve really shown me as well how grateful they are. And that’s lovely to see that side.

Let there be light: Speechless.

Poppy’s Creche

Video transcript

Poppy’s Creche: Hello

Aviva spokesperson: Hi, is that Anne?

Poppy’s Creche: It is, good morning.

Poppy’s Creche: When I got the phone call I cried. Hahaha

Aviva spokesperson: Massive congratulations

Poppy’s Creche: Thank you so much

Poppy’s Creche: It’s grown and grown, this all started with eight and its now over 100

Poppy’s Creche: This is every day, we do this. Every single day

Poppy’s Creche: There are just so many, sick injured hedgehogs out there

Poppy’s Creche: You know the hedgehogs cost an awful lot of money, and we’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of people who’ve voted for us.

Back to Netball

Video transcript

Aviva spokesperson: Hi is that Charlotte?

Back to Netball: It doesn’t matter where you’ve come from, it doesn’t matter what you do, what you look like, how old you are, how fit you are. Come and play, we’ll all be friends.

Aviva spokesperson: What I am actually really, really delighted to be able to tell you. You are going to be one of our winners this year

Back to Netball: Oh. Are you joking?

Aviva spokesperson: No hahaa

Back to Netball: That’s amazing, thank you

Back to Netball: It’s become so much bigger than this hour-long session, it’s become something that’s then helped them in every single aspect of their life and why this money is so important is so that I can help the women that I’ve got now, but I can help all the women that I want to get to as well.