Aviva Community Fund (ACF)
We are using our expertise to give thousands of organisations the support they need to make a difference in their local area through the digital Aviva Community Fund (ACF). Following its success in Canada and Poland , we've expanded ACF to the UK , France , Italy and Hong Kong . In 2015, our community investment increased by 71% to £10.8 million and our community programmes helped 587,203 people around the world. Inspired by our values to “never rest”, we aim to help 5,000 local community projects by 2020.
ACF UK: Pathways Care Farm
One of our UK ACF winners, Pathways Care Farm, provides therapeutic farm-related activities for vulnerable people, especially those with mental health and additional needs like dementia. By giving them a suitable, supervised and safe environment for meaningful work the Pathways Care Farm can help transform people’s lives, and their time there is often the favourite part of the week.
ACF Canada: Wayne John Memorial Playground
For seven years, the Aviva Community Fund has been backing ideas that inspire stronger communities by investing in charitable initiatives across Canada. We're proud of the $6.5 million in funding we've made to date, and can't wait to donate another $1 million this year. One of the most recent winners was the Wayne John Searle Memorial Playground who submitted an entry to help make their dream playground become a reality.