Aviva Community Fund

Submissions are now closed – voting opens 23 October at 9am

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Funding and support where it matters

The Aviva Community Fund gives you the chance to secure funding for an important cause or charity close to your heart. We’re now closed for entries, but why not get ready to promote your project or see how you can support your favourite cause when voting opens on 23 October?

Up to £25,000

With hundreds of awards at 4 levels up to £25,000, this is your chance to gain vital funding to boost a local project that matters to you. It doesn’t matter whether your cause is large or small. We believe worthy projects come in all shapes and sizes.

A helping hand

We’ll arm you with tips and guidance to help you promote your entry as much as possible. Pick up social media and PR skills, find out how previous winners have gained supporters and learn how to raise extra money if you’re also crowdfunding.

Real lives, real impact

We’ve seen first hand the amazing impact that a great idea, lots of effort and the right support and funding can make to lives and communities.

Community values

The idea of a community is really important to me. I grew up in a close-knit environment that shaped me into the person I am today. And wherever I travel, either in the UK or abroad, I see how different areas have different needs. With the Aviva Community Fund, all types of groups can put forward their very unique and specific needs for support.

 

Reggie Yates, Aviva Community Fund Ambassador

Projects that deliver

The funding we were awarded has allowed us to achieve so much more than we set out to do. We’ve been able to extend the life of our project, allowing us to reach many more veterans and their families for longer. Plus, the effort we put into social media not only helped secure us funding but has boosted ongoing support for our work.

 

Billy MacLeod, Veterans In Action

 

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How voting works

When voting opens on 23 October there’s lots you can be doing.

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Spread the word

Let as many friends, family and community supporters know about your project and encourage them to vote. Projects with the most votes become finalists.

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Anyone can vote

Anyone who lives in the UK can register and will get 10 votes to use. You can spread them around or use them all to support 1 project – it’s your choice.

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Voting ends 20 November

Make sure you cast your votes before the deadline. You’ll have the option to pledge money at this stage too if the project has chosen to crowdfund.

Build your knowledge

Check out our essential guides to give yourself a head start when it comes to getting support for your project.

Find out more

You can find out loads more at the Aviva Community Fund website, including how the competition works and what previous winners have done.

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New this year

We want to do all we can to help your project be a success and make positive change – even if you don’t secure funding. So we’ve added some tools we think could make a difference.

Get crowdfunding

This year we’re partnering with Crowdfunder UK to give you the chance to raise extra funds for your project as part of the competition. As you promote your project to get votes, remind people they can donate or pledge too.

Facebook community group

We’ve set up a Facebook community group so you can chat about your experiences and share tips and advice. We’ll feature projects and the people behind them, including lots of great guidance to help your cause stand out.

Promoting your project

Voting opens on 23 October, so now is the time to start building a buzz around your entry. Find hints, tips and advice on how to make your project stand out and gain as many votes as possible.

Organisations supporting the Aviva Community Fund

We would like to thank the following organisations who are supporting us this year.

Please read our Aviva Community Fund terms and conditions and privacy notice.