Competition for Canada registered charities, registered B Corporations, publicly-funded schools, universities or colleges, individuals, and municipalities for publically-driven projects in the areas of community development, health, resilience, and the environment.
More details on the program areas are as follows:
1. Community Development - Education, skills training, culture, and basic needs
2. Community Health - Health, sport, active living, and play
3. Community Resilience - Environment, climate, disaster relief, and prevention
4. Community Legacy - Climate change and environment with broad reach and scalability in Canada, and potentially globally. Only ideas submitted by current and aspiring social entrepreneurs, aged 18-25 years old will be accepted.
Priority will be given to proposals with the following characteristics:
- Ideas that include planned outcomes, supported by a measurement and evaluation process.
- Ideas associated with organizations with a record of achievement and potential for success.
- Ideas associated with organizations with sound financial practices and a sustainable funding model.
- Ideas that demonstrate a sound implementation plan and realistic budget for requested funds.
- Ideas that demonstrate the use of education and skills training.
- Ideas that demonstrate a likelihood of sustainability, legacy, impact, success, viability, originality and knowledge mobilization.
- Ideas that increase access to scholarships/bursaries/internship programs for youth of marginalized populations.
- Ideas that address a community need and provide direct impact to the community served
In addition to meeting the category eligibility requirements outlined above, ideas must be submitted into 1 of the 3 funding levels below.
(1) Ideas seeking funding for $0 - $50,000 (Community Development, Health & Resilience categories only)
(2) Ideas seeking funding for $50,001 - $100,000 (Community Development, Health & Resilience categories only)
(3) Ideas seeking funding for $150,000 (Community Legacy category only)
A total of 35 ideas will advance from the Voting Round to the Judging Round, as follows:
At the end of the Voting Round, five ideas from each of the three idea categories (Community Development, Health & Resilience) and each of the two funding levels (up to $50,000 and $50,001 to $100,000) will receive a spot in the judging round based on the most votes received during the voting round. That is a total of 30 ideas.
At the end of the voting round, five ideas from the “Community Legacy” idea category will receive a spot in the judging round based on the most votes received during the voting round. This results in a total of 35 Finalists. The 35 finalists will be judged by an independent panel to help determine the grand prize winners.
Ideas that qualify for the Judging Round of the competition which do not win a grand prize from the Aviva Community Fund will receive a finalist prize of $5,000.
Estimated Size of Grant:
Ideas must be implemented within a two-year period (completed by December 2019).
To register: https://www.avivacommunityfund.org/voting/user/login
Aviva Canada Inc.
10 Aviva Way
Markham, Ontario, Canada, L6G 0G1
Contact form: https://www.avivacommunityfund.org/voting/user/contactus