Aviva Grants for Small Charity Community Projects
Charities with a turnover of under £1m are invited to apply for funding from the Aviva Community Fund, to support projects aimed at building the resilience of communities. Aviva are looking for charities to submit forward-thinking projects. They’ve always supported people through life’s challenges and opportunities, and now we want to give charities the wiggle room to embrace new ways of doing things. Because social progress happens when people are free to test new ideas.
Individual grants will be made up to a value of £50,000.
The Fund is shifting control to Aviva employees by sharing £250,000 per quarter among them to assign to the participating project or projects of their choice. Successful applicants will be asked to present their project on the Crowdfunder platform, stating their funding target. Aviva employees and the public will then be able to pledge support via Crowdfunder.
Organisations that achieve their funding target by the set date will then be able to withdraw the money to go ahead with their project. Those who fall short of their target will be given the opportunity to roll their project over to the next funding period.
The deadline for the first funding period is 23.59 on Tuesday 11th February. Projects then need to be posted on Crowdfunder by 3rd March, with the deadline for crowdfunding on 22nd April. There will be further rounds on a rolling basis. For more info see https://acf.crowdfunder.co.uk/about-us
Ms Jo Ash CBE
SVS Chief Executive