Get Ready for the 2017 Aviva Fund

Article date
24 August 2017
Primary interest
Funding and Fundraising

 The 2017 Aviva Community Fund opens for project submissions on 12 September, with more chances to win than ever before. 

The Aviva Community Fund offers you the chance to get funding from £1,000 up to £25,000 for an important cause in your community.

To apply go to www.aviva.co.uk/good-thinking/community-fund

All you have to do is enter a project for your community organisation and tell us what a difference these much-needed funds could make. Previous applicants are welcome to apply.

Whether you’re looking to solve a problem or speed up an ongoing project, this is your chance to make a real difference to your local community. And it all starts with your great idea…

You can enter your project in one of the four following categories:

1. Health and wellbeing

Projects related to helping people take control of their physical and mental health. These could include anything from walking clubs to reduce loneliness, improving playgrounds and sports clubs and associations to community centres running wellbeing initiatives.

2. Skills for life

Projects that aim to help communities and individuals improve their lives by learning useful new skills, particularly digital ones. Projects in this category can help people of all ages develop skills to make their lives easier or more fulfilling. This could include budget training for families, job skills or getting up to speed with new technology.

3. Inclusivity

Successful communities value all people, recognising that every person adds something to the whole. Projects in this category will understand that and work to develop closer ties within the community, such as multi-faith education, accessibility improvements and community integration programmes.

4. Community support

From regeneration projects to local support groups, this category offers support for anything that is important to your wider community, including community events. Our Community Support category aims to help communities make their surroundings and aspects of their life sustainable.

The funding levels you can apply for are:

  • Up to £1,000
  • Up to £5,000
  • Up to £10,000
  • Up to £25,000