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Know a local charity that needs funding? Aviva could help

18 September 2017

Insurance giant Aviva has launched its 2017 Aviva Community Fund for a third year running, offering funding to inspirational causes across the UK.

The competition invites members of the local community and advisers to submit an idea that will make a difference to a local group or charity, with funding ranging between £1,000 – £25,000.

Aviva will also offer a bespoke adviser prize pot to help those adviser-supported causes, with the first 15 backed causes to get 1,000 votes in the £1,000 funding level automatically receiving the funds. Winners will be announced in January.

Tom Daniell, Retail Marketing director, Aviva, says: “We are passionate about community wellbeing and believe it is important to work with advisers to support community groups that carry out inspiring work across the UK. Over the last three years, we have seen the positive impact that the Aviva Community Fund can have to a real variety of community groups.”

More than 550 groups will receive funding as part of the Aviva Community Fund judging process, and in addition Aviva will give £200 to any project submitted by an Aviva customer or employee that doesn’t win funding through votes.

It follows new research from Aviva which revealed an 18% drop in the number of people giving up their time to help out in their local community over the last two years, compared to those surveyed a year ago. The research comes despite 37% of Britons saying that times of uncertainty encourage greater community spirit.

Daniell added: “This year, in total, we will finance over 550 projects across different funding levels, as we believe good projects come in all shapes and sizes.”

The Aviva Community Fund initiative has also helped communities in Canada, Poland, France, Italy and Hong Kong.

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