The Aviva Community Fund supports causes that make a real difference.
You put forward a project that benefits your community, and it could win funding.
Anyone can submit or vote for a project online. Projects that get enough votes make it to the final judging panel. In 2016, in the UK alone, we:
The Aviva Community Fund is up and running now in Canada, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Poland, the UK, and Vietnam.
- got nearly 4000 submissions
- …and over 5 million votes
- gave community funding to 450 projects.
“We’re so excited that you would choose us because you’re giving our programme vitality.” Aviva Community Fund winners.
It’s not just about prize funds
Each year, we review our submission categories to make sure they cover the issues our customers care about most, like the environment or health and wellbeing.
We help the projects develop their social media and digital marketing skills too.
Aviva Community Fund UK: North West Blood Bikes
The Aviva Community Fund in the UK provided £25,000 of funding to the North West Blood Bikes (Lancashire and the Lake District).
This will help them provide transportation of urgent lifesaving medical supplies between hospitals out of hours. It will buy two new motor bikes to help refresh their fleet of 10, which over the course of a year cover hundreds of thousands of miles.
The new bikes will enable the charity to continue and expand their service to support the people in their region who need it most.
Watch this video to see some of the other UK winners find out that they'd won.
La Fabrique Aviva: My Job Glasses
La Fabrique Aviva is our community fund in France. One of the winning La Fabrique Aviva projects was My Job Glasses, a startup that matches students with professionals in business to help them better understand the demands and opportunities in different careers.
It’s a great way to tackle a real problem. 50% of students say they don’t know what job they really want to do when they start out in working life, 54% of students never met any professionals before starting their career, and around 50% of permanent contracts are broken before the end of the first year.
The website has clearly hit the target, allowing over 10,000 students to meet hundreds of professionals from more than 150 companies.
Aviva Community Fund Hong Kong: School tuck shop
Asbury Methodist Primary School is the only school in its district of Hong Kong to not have access to a tuck shop which can sell healthy and nutritious snacks for its pupils.
They applied for the Aviva Community Fund and have been awarded HK$100,000 to set up a tuck shop to help students build a better campus life. It will not only help increase the children’s nutrition, it will provide a focal point for the social life of the school.
In addition, as the children will run the shop themselves, they will build money management and business skills that will help them to succeed in later life.
Aviva Community Fund Canada: Building Jessica's house
In 2015, 22 year-old Jessica Hamather’s life was tragically cut short due to an extremely rare cancer. Jessica’s legacy remains through a special project to help people diagnosed with a terminal or life threatening illness in the South Huron community in Ontario, Canada.
‘Jessica’s House’ will be a specialist residential hospice offering caring and intimate support to patients and their families. Alongside various other successful fundraising initiatives, the project was awarded $100,000 by the Aviva Community Fund to help make the plans a reality, with the completion date planned for spring 2018.
Watch this video to find out more about some of the other 2016 winners in Canada: