Aviva Community Fund
Aviva Community Fund has teamed up with Crowdfunder to give UK charities and community interest companies support in forward-thinking causes that help push communities forward. Every three months from January onwards, £250,000 will be split equally among Aviva 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.
Submitted projects must fall within one of the following two key funding areas with a focus on funding small charities with forward-thinking ideas:
- Community resilience: Tackling inequality and improving environments to build more connected, more resilient communities
- Financial capability and inclusion: Giving people the tools to become more financially independent
Applications for round 2 are now open until 5 October 2021. Applicants must be 18 or over and projects must benefit UK communities rather than any one individual. The criteria for funding has now broadened to include applications for projects that enable causes to adapt or continue their vital services by covering core running costs, so that their beneficiaries and communities can be helped during this time of need.