The Aviva Community Fund supports small charities with forward-thinking ideas across the UK with funding, vital support and resources all year round. The annual fund is £1m with £250,00 per quarter available for small charity projects across the UK.
This year the Aviva Community Fund has teamed up with online fundraising platform, Crowdfunder, to give eligible causes in the Fund the chance to learn valuable crowdfunding skills and inspire support from Aviva employees and the public. As part of its funding support, Aviva is allocating every single one of its 16,000 UK employees an ‘Employee wallet’ with £60 in total, which will be split across each quarter of the programme.
The employee giving goes live on 10 March and Aviva employees will have the opportunity to donate their allocation of funds to the participating causes that matter most to them. Employee wallet funds will be donated directly to the participating causes and added to funds raised externally on the Crowdfunder platform. The causes who meet their funding target, no matter how modest or bold, will be able to withdraw their funds and get to work building stronger communities with the new backing for their clever idea.
Today the LinkAble Aviva Community Fund page went live and we need your help to raise £3,500 towards our ambitious plans to improve the activities and support we offer to adults with learning disabilities. LinkAble receives no public funding for the provision of its adult services and relies on contributions from service users and fundraising to cover the cost of delivering them.
From Wednesday 4th March until Wednesday 22nd April Aviva employees, LinkAble supporters and the general public can pledge to support their favourite projects.
How you can help...
1. Make a pledge towards our fundraising total
2. Over the next 6 weeks play an active role in promoting and sharing posts about LinkAble
3. Tell your friends, family and work colleagues about our project
4. If you know an employee ask them to pledge from their Aviva wallet in support of LinkAble
If you would like to find out more about LinkAble's 'We Can Do Anything' project and how the Aviva Community Fund works click here.