Aviva Community Fund
About this fund
The Aviva Community Fund supports projects that are fighting climate change and building stronger, more resilient communities across the UK and are investing in two key areas:
- Climate Action: Promoting healthy, thriving communities by preventing, preparing for and protecting against the impacts of climate change
- Financial Wellbeing: Helping people take control of their wellbeing by giving them the tools to be more financially independent and ready for anything
Any projects submitted should aim to:
- develop a new approach, product or technology; or
- implement a new initiative or pilot a new scheme; or
- expand existing services to a new area or beneficiary group; or
- adapt services to meet today’s needs without compromising those of future generations
Projects aligned with the Financial Wellbeing funding area will receive a Cost of Living Boost from Aviva.
Type of funding: Other resources
Type of cost: Capital, Revenue, Core costs
Fund award sizes: Maximum: £50,000
Notes on award amounts: Every three months, £250,000 will be split equally among Aviva employees to donate to projects in the scheme.
Who can apply
Any not-for-profit community organisation whose income is less than £1 million and has existed for at least 12 months.
Maximum annual income: £1,000,000
When to apply
Applications are open all year, with quarterly funding rounds for eligible charities.
How to apply
Eligible projects should submit an online application form and create a project page which explains your idea. These pages will be available to all Aviva employees to browse and donate to. Charities can also share their pages to also raise public donations.
The full process is shown here – https://acf.crowdfunder.co.uk/start-crowdfunding
This fund lists a large number of exclusions. Full details can be found on the funder website and include:
-any mention of specific individuals, companies, brands or products for promotion purposes
-projects that are for the benefit of any one individual
-be used for commercial use or promotion
Looking for support with funding?
Identifying funding opportunities and writing grant applications can seem overwhelming, especially when the future sustainability of your group is dependent on gaining funding support.
Our supportive Funding Officer, Claire Shaw, can help your organisation with every step of the funding application process, from carrying out funding searches to proofreading your application.