Funding and support where it matters
The Aviva Community Fund gives you the chance to vote for a local project or charity close to your heart and help them realise their dreams.
Up to £25,000
With hundreds of awards at 4 levels up to £25,000, you can make a difference by using your 10 votes. Spread them around or give them all to one project you’re really passionate about – it’s down to you.
A helping hand
If you’ve entered a project, check out our tips to help you boost votes and visibility. Pick up social media and PR skills, find out how previous winners 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.
Voting is now open and we need your support to help community groups across the UK. Your 10 votes could help provide life-changing skills, regenerate neighbourhoods and provide support for people with mental health issues. I’m passionate because my community shaped me, so get involved and use your votes wisely.
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
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.
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
Join our 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
With voting open until midday on 20 November, now is the time to get shouting about your project. Find hints, tips and advice on how to make your project stand out and gain as many votes as possible.
19 Oct 2018
Veterans In Action
See how rebuilding 3 Land Rovers for an overland expedition helped post-traumatic stress sufferers rediscover themselves and build a path to personal growth.
9 Oct 2018
Promoting your project on Instagram
Instagram is the perfect platform to share images that build your project’s identity and showcase your work visually.
9 Oct 2018
Promoting your project on Facebook
Facebook could help you promote your Aviva Community Fund project to as many people as possible and to get their votes.
9 Oct 2018
Promoting your project on Twitter
With more than 300 million active monthly users, it’s likely that many of your current and potential supporters use Twitter.
9 Oct 2018
How to use PR to generate awareness
Adam Batstone’s, former BBC editor, shares his top PR tips to help you secure votes.
5 Oct 2018
Crowdfund your community group
We’ve teamed up with Crowdfunder to help you raise money and support for a community project close to your heart.
18 Jul 2018
Waggy Tails Club
See how this after-school activity club in Croydon used the money they were awarded by the Aviva Community Fund in 2017.
4 Sep 2018
Let there be light
Watch the moment Nightingale Primary School found out they’d been awarded funding by the Aviva Community Fund.
14 May 2018
Farsley Girls FC
See how the Aviva Community Fund made a difference to the Farsley Celtic Ladies under-12s team.
17 Apr 2018
See how communities worked with conservationists to encourage local wildlife, with a little help from the Aviva Community Fund.
24 Aug 2018
Tea and Talk
Find out how Harrogate School of English is helping refugees to learn English and make connections in a friendly and safe environment.
26 Jun 2018
Find out how Anna used help from the Aviva Community Fund to set up a sensory café for children with disabilities and their families.
Organisations supporting the Aviva Community Fund
We would like to thank the following organisations who are supporting us this year.