Aviva Community Fund: Grants of £1,000 - £25,000 available
Community organisations have until 9 October 2018 to apply for the Aviva Community Fund. Causes of all sizes will be considered for grants of £1,000 - £25,000.
Your cause might be an existing project that needs more funding to grow, or a new idea you would be able to try with help from the fund.
There are three categories for applications:
- Skills for Life – does your project help people to learn new skills, particularly digital or finance-related? For example, a scheme to help families or young people budget, a digital course for schools, or job skills for homeless people.
- Health and Wellbeing – does your project enhance physical, mental or emotional health? For example, a beginners’ sports group, a club for people with chronic pain, or a meet-up for people of all ages to combat loneliness.
- Environment – does your project improve nature in the community and make a positive change to your surroundings? For example, a scheme to improve flood defences, a bee-friendly garden, or a sustainability idea.
There will be four levels of funding: up to £1,000, up to £5,000, up to £10,000 and up to £25,000.
To be eligible, your community organisation must have been established for at least six months and run on a not-for-profit basis, and the project you’re planning must be underway or completed by the end of 2019. Further requirements can be viewed in the eligibility checklist on the Aviva Community Fund webpage.
Submissions should be as media-friendly as possible, because they will be sent to public vote, so include photos and YouTube-hosted videos to help your application stand out. Entrants are encouraged to promote your application on social media and through local media and bloggers to drum up more support. Aviva has also partnered with Crowdfunder to help you raise funds from your supporters during the voting process.
The public vote will run from 23 October – 20 November 2018, with finalists announced on 27 November 2018 and the first winners announced on 24 January 2019.
Submissions close at 12pm on Tuesday 9 October 2018.
For more details on how to apply, click here.