Funding and support where it matters
The Aviva Community Fund gives you the chance to secure funding for a cause or charity close to your heart.
Simply let us know about a project for your community organisation and the difference the money could make.
Up to £25,000
With awards from £1,000 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 make your entry as successful as possible. Pick up social media skills, find out how to create a buzz around what you’re doing and learn how to raise extra money through 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.
Is there something in your local area that needs action or support? We’ve seen first hand the difference that a great idea, lots of effort and the right funding can make to lives and communities. To help you, we’ve got guides for making a successful entry, raising awareness and drumming up votes.
A worthwhile project
It’s simple. We’re looking for projects that bring greater good to their community. What that means is totally up to you. It could be equipment for a children’s sports team. Or it could be training or mentoring for disadvantaged or vulnerable groups. Whatever it is, we can help you to pick up new skills and give your project every chance of success.
Enter your project now
Don’t miss out on your chance to secure funding for your community. Submissions close at 12 noon on 9 October 2018. The first 1,000 submissions from Aviva customers are guaranteed £200 if they don’t otherwise receive an award.
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 collect votes you’ll also be able to choose to crowdfund and turn your support into pledges.
Facebook community group
We’re setting up a Facebook community group so that you’ll be able to 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.
Making a successful submission
Find hints, tips and advice on how to make your project stand out from the crowd, plus get inspired by past winners.
11 Sep 2018
How to write a compelling story
Nina Ahmad, a freelance writer with over 20 years’ experience, gives her top tips on writing a compelling entry for your cause.
11 Sep 2018
How to use photography to support your submission
Professional photographer, Danny Burrows, offers some top tips to help you photograph your cause.
11 Sep 2018
How to use video to support your submission
Creative production company Submotion offer some top tips on how to bring your cause to life on camera.
10 Sep 2018
Making your submission stand out
We asked past Aviva Community Fund judges what they think makes a good submission stand out from the crowd.
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.
Organisations supporting the Aviva Community Fund
We would like to thank the following organisations who are supporting us this year.