A new approach to funding progress

We’ve been running the Aviva Community Fund for over five years now, and we’re proud to have helped thousands of small charities and good causes to build stronger, more resilient communities across the UK.

And now, we’ve teamed up with Crowdfunder to give charities and social enterprises the opportunity to further build their capabilities, drive sustainable fundraising and leverage our talented and enthusiastic workforce to get their best and brightest ideas off the ground.

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Take part

Eligible causes will be able to submit their projects to the Aviva Community Fund through Crowdfunder. Funding applications are open to projects looking to raise up to £50,000.

If you need any help, we’ll guide you through the process with free toolkits and resources.

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Take a risk

We've always supported people through life’s challenges and opportunities. We know that now, more than ever, small charities need our support. The Aviva Community Fund supports applications for forward-thinking projects that enable causes to adapt their vital services and innovate to create a brighter, more sustainable future.

If your application is accepted into the next round, your crowdfunding page will go live at the same time as all other eligible causes, so everyone gets an equal opportunity to attract donations.

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Take it away

Aviva employees distribute £250,000 every quarter, each individually picking projects that matter to them. You can also reach out to your supporters and the public to raise your target amount by sharing links through social media and more.

If crowdfunding on an 'All or nothing' basis, you will receive the funds if you’ve reached your target. If crowdfunding on a 'Keep what you raise' basis, you will receive whatever funds you've attracted after the end date. Then it’s time to get to work.

Is your idea eligible?

When local projects and charities get the opportunity to make their vision of a better world a reality, that’s when communities come together and really come alive. The two areas we see as vital to this journey towards stronger UK communities are:

•  Climate Action: promoting 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.

We want to hear how your project will strengthen your community and help people to lead healthier, happier lives and give them an opportunity to look to the future with confidence.

For example, if you submitted a woodland regeneration project, think about how it could help local people as well as the environment – could it offer therapeutic activities for locals or will it improve the quality of life of people who live in the area, forge new connections or boost the local economy?

Or if you’re focused on helping people  reach their goal of long-term employment, we want to hear the details of how you go about it. What skills are they learning? How are you tackling the psychological or societal barriers to employment? What kind of impact will your plans have on the wider community?

Big community impact comes from big, bold ideas. Ideas that innovate. Ideas unafraid to push things forward. That’s why we’re looking for projects that:

•  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

Your project must also:

•  be submitted by an applicant aged 18 or older

•  be UK-based and for the benefit of UK communities

•  not be for the benefit of any one individual

Your organisation must also:

•  be registered in the UK as a charity or social enterprise

•  have a bank account in its own name and have been operating for over 12 months.

Find out if your project has what it takes to be part of our community fund.

If you’re not eligible, we still want to support your cause. Take a look at how else you can be part of building a brighter future.