Program name: The Aviva Community Fund

Program funding amounts and details:  

  • Funding amounts:
    • Small ideas: $50,000 and under
    • Large ideas: $50,000 – $100,000
    • Community Legacy ideas: $150,000 (one prize only)
  • Categories:
    • Category 1: Community Development
    • Category 2: Community Health
    • Category 3: Community Resilience
    • Category 4: Community Legacy

Critical dates:

  • Between September 13, 2017 and October 2, 2017, anyone registered on the Aviva Community Fund site can submit an idea.

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.

Additional Criteria

How to Enter:

Between September 13, 2017 and October 2, 2017, anyone registered on the Aviva Community Fund site can submit an idea.

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