Funding competition that offers grants to not-for-profit groups in the UK for projects that make a real difference in their local community and address the categories set by Aviva each year. Maximum value: £25,000.
Objectives of Fund
The Community Fund operates like a competition with the most-voted for projects receiving funding or going forward to a judging panel depending on the amount of funding requested. All applicants are encouraged to widely promote their projects and gather as much support from their local community as possible. The most-voted for projects asking for up to £1,000 will secure their funding. The projects with the most votes asking for up to £5,000 or more will go through to the Finals for judging.
Who Can Apply?
Voluntary and community groups, charities, social enterprises, Community Interest Companies, and faith organisations are eligible to apply. Financial advisors and insurance brokers are also eligible to apply on behalf of local projects, which will help increase the group’s chance of winning.
Eligible groups must:
- Have been in existence for at least six months.
- Be a not-for-profit organisation or group for community good.
- Be able to meet the due diligence requirements.
- Have an income of £1 million or less.
- Have projects well underway before 31 December 2019.
Funding is available to support causes in communities across the UK within the following categories:
- Skills for life – projects that aim to help communities and individuals improve their lives by learning useful new skills, particularly financial literary and digital ones. Living in an increasingly complex world, many people can begin to feel isolated and left behind if they do not have the opportunity to develop skills to make their lives easier or more fulfilling. Community projects in this category can help people of all ages and backgrounds – from school children to groups for older people.
- Health and wellbeing – projects related to helping people take control of their physical and mental health. Projects within this category should aim to make people feel better on a number of levels, improving physical, mental and emotional health and boosting social interaction. It is open to people of all ages and situations. This includes those caring for others and those that need care.
- Environment – community projects trying to improve their natural surroundings and make a positive change to the local area. That could be anything from improving sustainability to regenerating community areas to creating more natural habitats for wildlife. Projects should be trying to make sure the next generation has a better environment to enjoy.
How to Apply