Applications are now open for the Aviva Community Fund which is helping people face the future with confidence.
The Aviva Community Fund have learnt that the charities that make the biggest impact are those that are given the opportunity to innovate and test new ideas without fear of risk. That’s why they are focusing on funding small charities with forward-thinking ideas.
The Fund wants to support forward-thinking causes that are helping push communities forward, so your submitted project must:
fall within one of the two key funding areas:
- Financial capability and inclusion: giving people the tools to become more financially independent
Community resilience: tackling inequality and improving environments to build more connected, more resilient communities
- be raising funds to develop a new approach, product or technology, pilot a new scheme, implement a new initiative, or expand existing services to a new area or beneficiary group within the UK
- if submitted in connection with a religious organisation, have an outcome that is accessible to persons of any religious beliefs.
- In addition, for this round of funding they have broadened the eligibility criteria of the Aviva Community Fund to include:
- covering the core running costs of causes looking to adapt or continue their vital services throughout the COVID-19 outbreak in order to help their beneficiaries and communities during this time of need.
- Every three months, £250,000 will be shared equally among UK employees to donate to the projects that matter to them most. Each charity can apply for funding of up to a maximum of £50,000 and Aviva employees will decide how the funding is distributed.
To submit a project, you must be:
- age 18 or older
- a UK resident
- using a UK IP address and a non-disposable email address.
And your organisation must:
- be a UK registered charity, a registered community interest company or a registered community benefit society
- be based in the UK
- have existed for at least 12 months at the time of submission
- have an annual income of no more than £1,000,000 (averaged over three years)
- have a bank account in its own name
- be a living wage employee (if the organisation employs people)
- have an active board of trustees or directors.