Brokers and their projects shine at the sixth Annual Community Fund Event

The 2016 Aviva Community Fund competition saw us award an impressive £321,673 to community projects put forward by brokers – our largest broker prize fund to date! On Wednesday 8 March, the lucky winners joined us for the sixth annual broker finale event in London where Aviva celebrated the success of these deserving community heroes. 

 

Winners came in the shape of dog rehoming trusts, girl guide groups, sports clubs, children’s hospices, homeless centres, cancer charities, community green spaces and more! One of the big winners securing £25,000 was ‘LifeCare Edinburgh’ put forward by GS Group. Their project was simple, they needed a new floor in their local hall to bring the community back together. Now their dance groups, the carers, the lonely and the disabled users can enjoy using the resurrected hall whilst raising vital funding for local care services. At the event, we saw videos from all the projects and winners took to the stage to tell their stories.

 

Watch highlights of the event here to experience the full warmth and magic of the day.

In September 2016 the Aviva Community Fund reopened for entries and 221 brokers entered their community project in a bid to achieve funding from Aviva. A record breaking 400,000 votes were cast for broker projects to determine the 78 finalists. New to the 2016 competition, all finalists were guaranteed to receive at least £500 for their cause! 47 winning projects were awarded prize funding between £1000 and £25,000 giving a total prize pot of over £321,673 which went to causes important to you.

 

See the full list of winners here.

 

Got a community cause you’re supporting? Want to enter them into this year’s Community Fund competition? Keep reading The Loop for news on when the 2017 competition will open. Whether you’ve entered before or not, we hope to see an entry from you and your project this year.

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