Broker winners announced at biggest ever Aviva Community Fund Finale event

Sports clubs, care programmes, music, education and men’s health projects were just some of the winners awarded funding at the annual broker finale event. 

 

 

 

On Tuesday 5 March broker finalists and their projects attended our biggest ever Aviva Broker Community Fund finale event to find out live if their project would be announced as a winner, and be successful in securing funding this year. Held in Manchester’s magnificent monastery in the heart of the Gorton community, the event opened with the sounds of the resident Gorton Voices choir. Aviva’s Phil Bayles hosted the event and talked proudly about his ongoing commitment to supporting community brokers. Phil was joined on stage by rugby world cup winner and community fund ambassador Will Greenwood who shared his own stories about the communities he’s involved with and why supporting these are so important to him. 

Alongside our broker guests and projects we were joined at the event by some of our guest judges. Judging the finalists is always a difficult task, all the causes entered this year showed a genuine need for support and could have been worthy winners. Judges praised projects where brokerages showed a genuine partnership with the project and an existing level of support to champion the cause. 

This year, over £258,000 has been awarded to broker supported projects through the Aviva Community Fund. In January we announced the 22 winners that secured their funding of up to £1,000 for their projects and at the finale event another 27 brokers were announced and awarded their requested funds of up to £25,000. Plus, as recognition of the efforts made by all the finalists this year, a £500 donation was awarded all finalists that did not get awarded as a winner this year. This meant that 58% of all entries supported by a broker into the Aviva Community Fund secured at least £500 for their project this year – a fantastic result.

Thank you to everyone that took part in the Aviva Community Fund this year, whether you entered a project, backed a cause by giving them your votes or got behind one of the finalists. Your support has made a difference to hundreds of local causes enabling them building stronger communities across the UK.  

We’re committed to championing brokers and continuing to support you in the communities in which you live and serve. If you didn’t enter a cause in September or want to know more about how to benefit from the Aviva Community Fund awards then speak to your Aviva Sales manager today. You can also find out more on our broker support site here . We’d love to see even more brokers getting behind a cause they love to make a difference in their communities in 2019. 

 

Congratulations to all the broker winners and their projects this year. 

 

 

Up to £25,000 Award Winners

James Hallam Insurance Brokers

Watford Sheltered Workshop - Building To The Future

£   25,000.00

Eastwood & Partners

Andys Man Club

£   25,000.00

Gallagher Cardiff

Friends of Ty Coch - Playground Inclusion Project

£   23,541.00

 

Up to £10,000 Award Winners

A-Plan Insurance

Drybrook Primary School New Library Mission

£   10,000.00

Autonet Insurance

Tom Lowe Boxing School

£   10,000.00

AYS Insurances

Takeley Old Schoolhouse creating a Community Hub

£   10,000.00

Jelf

Meifod Tennis Club - Court resurface

£   10,000.00

Berkeley Insurance Group

Menphys Volunteer Development Programme

£   10,000.00

Alan Brown and Co. Limited

YMCA Lurgan - Wonder Wall

£     9,648.00

 

Up to £5,000 Award Winners

Eureka Financial Solutions

Burlish Park Primary School - Window to the world

£     5,000.00

Lorica Insurance Brokers

Love Hockey Ireland - Skate 2 Health

£     5,000.00

aQmen Underwriting

York Cares Number Clubs

£     5,000.00

Coversure Insurance Services

Bens Den - The Ben Parker Trust Fund

£     5,000.00

Gallagher Coventry

The Friendship Project - Supporting disadvantaged children in Warwickshire

£     5,000.00

NC Insurance

Shine Cancer Support - Shine Camp 2019

 £     5,000.00

Plester Group

The Albrighton Trust - Wheelchair accessible wildlife observation point

£     5,000.00

RK Henshall Insurance Brokers

Supported Community Business (Special Needs)

£     5,000.00

Scrutton Bland

Accuro School Holiday Project

£     5,000.00

Towergate Insurance Norwich

Norfolk Family Carers - Young Carers Summer Groups

£     5,000.00

Bullerwell & Co Ltd

MK SNAP - On The Road

£     5,000.00

H&R Insurance Services

Cults Primary School - New food technology area

£     5,000.00

Sutton Winson

Off The Fence - Saving The Lives Of Homeless In Brighton & Hove

£     5,000.00

Gallagher Tewkesbury

Tewkesbury Sea Cadets - Equipment for workshop

£     4,802.00

Aston Lark

Tiptree Heath School - Kids Inspire

£     4,500.00

BHIB Insurance Brokers

Blaby & Glen Parva Community Service - Replacement chairs for the elderly

£     4,000.00

McClarrons Ltd

Herriot Hospice Homecare Respite Sitting Service

£     3,240.00

Gallagher Liverpool

European Opera Centre - Life skills through opera

£     3,000.00

 

Up to £1,000 Award Winners

Aon

New School Library Books

£     1,000.00

Appleton and Green Ltd

Replace Kitchen and Toilet Windows

£     1,000.00

BHIB Insurance Broker

Replacement curtains for our school stage

£     1,000.00

BWA

Promote youth cycling within the community

£     1,000.00

BWA (Commercial) Ltd

Senior Staffy Dog Rescue and Re-homing

£     1,000.00

Drayton Insurance

Capel St Mary War Memorial Trust

£     1,000.00

Ernest R Shaw

Polzeath Marine Group Outdoor education space

£     1,000.00

Henshalls Insurance Brokers

Equipping the cinema to be disability friendly

£     1,000.00

Howgate Insurance Brokers Ltd

Cricket for All

£     1,000.00

Jelf Insurance Brokers

Cwmgors Amateur Boxing Club New Safety Head Guards

£     1,000.00

Jpm Insurance Mgt Ltd

Boldmere St Michaels Under 8s Bears

£     1,000.00

Neilson Laurence & Neil

Carolside Sports Club - Madrid 2019

£     1,000.00

NMJ Insurance Barry Fenton

Transforming our Playground

£     1,000.00

P J McIlroy & Son

Ballycastle Runners AC - Fitness, Fun & Friendship

£     1,000.00

Richard Keen IB Ltd

Western Warriors Cheer and Dance

£     1,000.00

Riviera Insurance Services Ltd

Funding for Diabled Access

£     1,000.00

Russell Meers & Gill LLP

Riversides School PTA

£     1,000.00

T L Dallas & Co Ltd

Christmas Smiles

£     1,000.00

Towergate

Kirk Fenton Nature Area

£     1,000.00

BHIB Insurance Broker

Music equipment to improve mental health

£         900.00

BHIB Insurance Broker LTD

Two new table tennis tables

£         600.00

Circle

Hucknall Dads Group

£         500.00

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