Aviva Community Fund Due to Open!

The Aviva Community Fund offers you the chance to get funding from £1,000 up to £25,000 for an important cause/project in your community.

Do you have an idea for a project that could make a real impact in your community? The Aviva Community Fund
offers support and funding for the causes close to your heart. Put forward an idea to help a local cause and you could receive funding from £1,000 up to £25,000.

The Aviva Community Fund opens on 12th September 2017.

You can find out if your project is right for the Aviva Community Fund by asking these key questions:

 1) Is it action-oriented?  Your project should create, make, change, buy or otherwise be intended for the greater good of the community.

2) Can you deliver it with the requested funding alone? Ideally, it should be possible to deliver your project completely with the funds you’re applying for. Projects that don’t need additional funding will have a better chance than those relying on securing other funds.

3) Is it going to be well underway by the end of 2018? Your project should be completed or well underway before 31 December 2018.

4) Is it based in the UK? This fund will only support projects happening within communities in the United Kingdom.

Entries will need to fit into any of the below four categories:

Health and wellbeing

  • Supporting projects that help people take control of their physical and mental health.
  • This is the category for any project for any age group linked to physical or mental health, sport, outdoor pursuits or anything of that kind.

Skills for life

  • Supporting projects that help communities and individuals improve their lives by learning useful new skills, particularly digital ones.
  • Projects in this category can help people of all ages – from schools to groups for older people – to develop skills to make their lives easier or more fulfilling.


  • Supporting projects that bring people together, no matter what their faith, colour, gender, abilities or sexual orientation.
  • Projects in this category will help build relationships and bring people from diverse backgrounds together to encourage closer ties within the community.

Community support

  • Supporting projects aiming to help improve community spirit or conditions, or promote sustainability in their surroundings or in aspects of their life.
  • From regeneration projects to local support groups, this category offers support for anything that is important to your wider community, including community events.

What are the funding levels I can apply for?

The funding levels you can apply for are:

  • up to £1,000 (380 awards)
  • up to £5,000 (40 awards)
  • up to £10,000 (20 awards)
  • up to £25,000 (8 awards).

You can also increase your chances of winning by getting an insurance broker or financial adviser to submit your entry and support you. Sounds good. How will that increase my chances of winning? If an insurance broker or financial adviser enters your project, you’ll increase your chance of receiving funding. This is because, in addition to the awards above, you will be eligible for these awards too:

  • up to £1,000 (60 awards)
  • up to £5,000 (32 awards)
  • up to £10,000 (8 awards)
  • up to £25,000 (4 awards).

For more details on the application process, please see: https://www.aviva.co.uk/good-thinking/community-fund/

Download the Submission guide by clicking here: Aviva Community Fund Submission Guide

If you have any questions/queries or would like any advice regarding your potential application, please email James Woodland, Regional Delivery Officer on james.woodland@britishjudo.org.uk