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Aviva Community Fund for building community resilience

Aviva has announced that it has expanded the Aviva Community Fund application criteria to include projects that allow causes to adapt or continue their vital services, so they can help their beneficiaries and communities during this time of need. Aviva has teamed up with the fundraising platform Crowdfunder to offer funding of up to £50,000 to small charities and community interest groups in the UK with innovative ideas that benefit their community. Every three months from January 2020 onwards, £250,000 will be split equally among Aviva’s UK employees to donate to the projects that matter to them most. https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/

Aviva want to support projects that boost the resilience of communities in the face of uncertainty and will be supporting projects in two key areas:

Community resilience: tackling inequality and improving environments by building inclusive and resilient communities
Financial capability and inclusion: promoting financially inclusive communities, where people can better manage their finances and avoid problem debt

In response to the Covid-19 Aviva are temporarily opening up the Fund to projects that will ensure organisations can adapt or maintain critical services and infrastructure in response to the impacts of COVID-19. Projects must still relate to one of Aviva’s key funding areas.

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