Find out if your idea is right for the Aviva Community Fund competition by asking these key questions:
IS IT ACTION-ORIENTED?
The idea will "create," "make," "change," "purchase," or otherwise be intended for the greater good of the community. Stand-alone projects have a better chance of funding than those that will require annual funding.
IS IT WELL BUDGETED?
Your idea can be fulfilled with a reasonable portion of the Aviva Community Fund, which totals $1,000,000. We will fund a minimum of one Small Idea (up to $50K), one Medium Idea ($50K - $100K), and one Large Idea ($100K - $150K). Ideas should be self-contained, without needing other pooled funds.
IS IT GOING TO BE WELL UNDERWAY BY 2014?
Your idea should be completed or well underway before Dec. 31, 2014. While we support ongoing programs, the nature of this competition makes it difficult to predict how long we can fund them, so preference will be given to stand-alone projects.
WILL IT BENEFIT MANY?
The outcomes of your idea should support many people in a community. Remember, impact is an important part of the Scoring Criteria that the judges use to evaluate ideas.
IS IT CANADIAN?
We will only fund ideas that are going to be implemented within communities in Canada.
Any Canadian citizen or resident who meets the eligibility criteria can participate in the Aviva Community Fund competition. It's open to both Aviva customers and non-customers, and there is no purchase necessary to participate.
Ideas submitted as part of a team effort belong to the email address registered on the website, and all participant agreements and relationships must be managed outside of the Aviva Community Fund competition program.