We're almost there
Now we’ve revealed who's made it through to the finals of this year’s Aviva Community Fund, the next step is announcing who'll be receiving funding. Watch this space.
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.
"Thank you to everyone who got involved in this year’s Aviva Community Fund. Whether you submitted a project, voted or shared with your friends and family, you’ve made a huge difference in your community. Don’t forget to keep sharing your stories online and shouting about the good work that’s happening across the UK every day."
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.
Join our Facebook community group
"I am so excited to see that there is so much more out there for our community. Thank you Aviva. The Facebook community group could potentially bring the community together even if we don’t win. We may win friendships and partnerships!"
Promoting your project
Find hints, tips and advice on how to make your community cause stand out all year round.
27 Nov 2018
5 things you need to know before crowdfunding
From testing your idea to setting realistic targets – these are the things to consider before crowdfunding.
9 Oct 2018
Making the most of Instagram
Instagram is the perfect platform to share images that build your project’s identity and showcase your work visually.
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
Using Facebook to grow your community
Facebook could help you promote your Aviva Community Fund project to as many people as possible.
9 Oct 2018
Gaining followers 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, former BBC editor, shares his top PR tips to help you raise the profile of your project.
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.