The Aviva Community Fund will finance over 500 projects and funding is available for projects of all sizes ranging from £1,000 up to £25,000.
To make sure every cause has a fair shot, each entry must meet the criteria. The project must relate to a non-profit organisation based in the UK and has an average annual gross income of less than £1,000,000 over the last 3 years (or £100,000 when applying for the £1,000 Award).
Don’t fit the criteria? Why not share this opportunity with a cause that might!
There are four project categories to choose from when you submit your entry:
- Health and Wellbeing – This is the category for any project for any age group linked to physical or mental health, sport, outdoor pursuits.
- Skills for Life – These projects aim to help local communities and individuals improve their lives by learning useful new skills, particularly digital ones.
- Community support – This category aims to help communities make their surroundings and aspects of their life sustainable. From regeneration projects to local support groups, this category offers support for anything that is important to your community.
- Inclusivity – The Inclusivity category is for projects that bring people together, no matter what their faith, colour, gender, abilities or sexual orientation.
The first 200 entries in the £1,000 category to reach 1,000 votes automatically win funding (subject to due diligence). After that, 180 top-voted entries at the end of voting in the £1,000 catergory will receive funding. The top-voted entries in the £5,000, £10,000 and £25,000 will go through to judging.
Your project will need as many votes as possible to get through to the finals. The louder and longer you drum up support in the community, the better! This is your chance to make a massive difference to your charity and your community.
Together we can make a difference.
The competition is now open and closes at noon on 10th October – submit your project today.