Together, we can lift communities up

When you apply for the Aviva Community Fund, you get a chance to share your story with the wider world. And through match funding we’ll double your donations – doubling the difference you can make!

Through our partnership with Crowdfunder, we’re giving charities and social enterprises the opportunity to further build their capabilities, drive sustainable fundraising and leverage our talented and enthusiastic workforce.

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How the Aviva Community Fund works

Application forms

Submit an application

Applications are open all year round. When applying, you’ll see the eligibility requirements – read these carefully to make sure you meet the criteria.

If you need any help to tell your story and prepare your project page, we’ll guide you through the process with free toolkits and resources.

Donation pot

Raise your funds

It’s time to get out there and drive donations to your fundraising page! Aviva will match every individual donation you receive up to £250* – if someone gives £5, we’ll double it to £10. If they give £250, we’ll
match it, so the cause gets £500. *Eligibility criteria applies.

To maximise the amount you
raise, it’s important you reach
out to your supporters and tell them their donations can make
double the difference.


Make a difference

Reached your target? Congratulations! Remember to keep your supporters informed with the great things you’re doing and show them how their support is helping you to make a difference.

If you reach your original fundraising target early, you can set a stretch target and keep the momentum going! And, if you need more help in the future, you’re welcome to apply again (eligibility criteria applies).

Is your idea eligible?

The two areas we’re focussed on are:

•  Financial Wellbeing: helping people take control of their wellbeing by giving them the tools to be more financially independent and ready for anything.

•  Climate Action: promoting thriving communities by preventing, preparing for and protecting against the impacts of climate change

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’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?

Or 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?

Organisations must:

•   be one of the following types of organisations:

-   Charity*

-   Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)

-   Company Interest Company (CIC)

-   Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG)

-   Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC)

*Organisations set up as trusts (including charitable trusts) are not currently eligible to participate in the Fund.

•   be based in the UK

•   have been operating for at least 12 months

•   have an annual income of no more than £2 million (can be averaged over the last three financial years)

•   have a UK bank account in its own name

•   have a safeguarding policy (if the organisation supports children or vulnerable people)

•   be a living wage employer (if the organisation employs people)

•   have an active board of trustees or directors or management body

The fund does not support projects that:

•   benefit a single individual

•   have an outcome that is only accessible to people of a particular faith or belief

•   are raising funds to provide people with cash grants or vouchers for goods/services

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