Apply for Aviva Community Fund: A Chance to Win $150,000!

Deadline: 2 October 2017

Aviva is celebrating Canada’s 150th year by offering a bold new challenge to young social entrepreneurs who have ideas focused on the theme of creating Community Legacy! If you’re between 18 and 25 years old and you have a unique solution to tackling the consequences of climate change or an idea that benefits Canada’s environmental legacy, then submit your ideas under the categories given below for a chance to win $150,000 in funding.

For eight years, Aviva have been putting their money where their business is investing in charitable community initiatives across Canada, protecting the people and things they love, supporting the causes they care about most, and strengthening their local community. To them, at Aviva, this is just good thinking. Aviva is so proud to have provided more than $7.5 million in project funding to date, and they can’t wait to donate another $1+ million this year.

Project Categories

There are four project categories to choose from:

  • Community Development: This category is for ideas that help educate, reduce poverty, infuse culture and support important research for the betterment of individuals and the community.
  • Community Health: This category is for ideas that support health and well-being in applicant’s community.
  • Community Resilience: This category is for ideas that help create a more sustainable future for generations to come.
  • Community Legacy: This category is for innovative ideas that tackle the consequences of climate change and make a difference to their environment. Ideas should incorporate catalysts for change such as collaboration within the environment sector and education, research and technology.

Funding Information

The Aviva Community Fund offers three levels of funding:

  • Small ideas: $50,000 and under
  • Large ideas: $50,000 – $100,000
  • Community Legacy ideas: $150,000 (one prize only)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Ideas that result in a change that positively affects Canadian communities.
  • Ideas that can be implemented within a two-year period (completed by December 2019).
  • Ideas that are associated with Canadian registered charities, public foundations, non-profit organizations, social enterprises, registered B Corporations, publicly-funded schools, universities or colleges, and municipality or government entities.
    • Note: Ideas must be associated with one of the above entities at the time of submission (September 2017).
  • Ideas that are aligned with one of the four idea categories and its associated criteria (Community, Development, Health, Resilience & Legacy).
    • Note: Ideas submitted to the Community Legacy category must be submitted by current or aspiring social entrepreneurs aged 18-25 years old, who are Canadian residents.
  • Ideas that fall within one of the three funding levels (up to $50,000, $50,001-$100,000, and $150,000).
  • Ideas that take place within Canada on publicly accessible spaces.
    • Note: Ideas cannot require access to private or restricted property in order to be implemented.
  • Ideas that are accessible to all individuals regardless of faith/religious background.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

Eligible Country: Canada

For more information, please visit Aviva Community Fund.

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