This year's Aviva Community Fund charity contest has started, so now is the chance to potentially make any ideas or plans to improve your community a reality. The first qualifying round runs from October 1st to October 15th, while the 2nd qualifying round starts on October 22nd and ends November 5th, 2012.
The Aviva Community Fund is important to me, because every community can use a helping hand including the one I live in. Our food bank is always low on food, yet high in demand. I always hear more about people donating food during the holidays, but food donations are needed year round. It is my favorite community oriented cause, because without food, it is impossible to survive.
The Aviva Community Fund competition offers Canadians $1,000,000 to lead, empower and support community initiatives across the country. By submitting your idea and rallying support from everyone that you know, positive things can happen. Whether you have a small or really big idea to improve your community, Aviva can potentially fund it. They 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.
Whether your idea is to gain more support for the local food bank, open a new shelter or something else altogether, the sky is the limit.
To submit your idea, visit the Aviva Community Fund, Click on "Submit Your Idea Now" and follow the instructions.
To be eligible, your idea must:
-Create change that positively impacts your community
-Your idea should be completed or well underway before Dec. 31, 2013
- Written in either English or French
-Be able to implement using $150,000 or less.
- Only ideas that will be implemented within a Canadian community will be funded.
-You must not be an Aviva employee or immediate family member (spouse, child, parent, or sibling, regardless of where they live) of an Aviva employee.
-You do not have any preferential relationship with Aviva plc or Aviva as determined by the sole discretion of Aviva.
-You are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.
-You have approval by a parent or guardian, if under the age of 18.
-You are not a judge or immediate family member (spouse, child, parent or sibling, regardless of where they live) of a judge participating in the Aviva Community Fund competition.
-You are not an employee or immediate family member (spouse, child, parent or sibling, regardless of where they live) of any promotion or development partners of Aviva involved with the Aviva Community Fund.
For full details about eligibility, visit http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/about/full-eligibility-criteria