Have you ever looked around and seen something in your community that could be changed for the better if only you had a little bit of money? I know I look at the local playing field in our neighbourhood and wish we could improve the drainage so kids could actually play on it. Like many of you I don't know how to go about getting funding for this improvement.
That is the genius behind Aviva Insurance's charitable program, the Aviva Community Fund competition. Aviva, an industry-leading property and casualty insurance group, understands that you know better than anyone what’s needed to improve your community. This online competition allows you to submit your idea for positive change and have a chance at sharing in the $1,000,000 being given away through the Aviva Community Fund.
It is simple to enter. There are really only 3 steps:
Your idea must be:
When you submit you’ll need to:
Now it's time to start promoting your idea:
Finalists are chosen based on the number of votes they receive so spreading the word is imperative. Getting an insurance broker to support your idea increases your chances of winning. In this day of social media, this should be a snap!
This is the 5th year of the competition and they've already given away $3,500,000 to date! You can see the wide variety of ideas that have been funded. Previous winners include:
- The Riel Skate Park in Pelham, Ontario that just celebrated their ground breaking on September 4, 2013.
- Hill of Dreams” playground for South Ridge Public School took an empty field and built a playground.
- PIT (People In Transition) rebuilt a dilapidated kitchen and now serve hot meals to those in need.
- The Bear With Us Sanctuary and Rehabilitation Centre, an Ontario organization that promotes human/bear coexistence through education and action.
Don’t forget to Like Aviva Community Fund on Facebook. You’ll be kept up to date on contest details and the progress of past projects. Listen to the social buzz (and add some yourself). Follow @avivacf on Twitter!
Take the time to improve your community. Enter your idea in the Aviva Community Fund competition!