BHIB Insurance Brokers Success at the Aviva Community Fund
We were delighted to have been involved in the Aviva Community Fund as a broker partner to help communities and charities win funding for their projects across the UK.
At BHIB, we are pleased to announce that many of the community organisations we supported received funding for their projects.
What is the Aviva Community Fund?
The Aviva Community Fund provides an opportunity for communities, charities and not-for-profit organisations to secure valuable funding for projects and causes that are important to their local community.
The Aviva Community Fund is split into 4 levels of funding – up to £1,000, up to £5,000, up to £10,000 and up to £25,000.
BHIB’s support has provided the following community groups funding:
Arts for Health
Arts for Health is a not-for-profit organisation in Countesthorpe, Leicester which is run by volunteers and aims to help those who suffer with mental health through the provision of accessible art opportunities. We have enabled Arts for Health to receive funding, and they have been able to purchase new speakers, a new mixer and drum set.
Red Hill Field is a primary school in Narborough, Leicester. Our support has meant that they have been able to access funding for replacement curtains in their school hall to create a refreshing, positive environment for their pupils and staff.
Winstanley Wizards are a table tennis club based at Winstanley Community College in Braunstone, Leicester. They are the only local table tennis club in the District of Blaby, offering table tennis sessions for all ages and abilities. The access to funding has enabled them to purchase two new table tennis tables to continue to offer coaching to young children/beginners.
Blaby & Glen Parva Community Service
Blaby & Glen Parva Community Service is a small local charity which predominantly supports the elderly. Their premises at Blaby Drop in Centre allows up to 200 people to benefit from a range of support and activities. The drop-in centre serves as a lifeline for many elderly people who live alone and can feel isolated. They required funding for replacing some of their equipment – including all of their chairs.
After an intense judging period, we were invited to the Aviva Community Fund Finale as well as our representative Sharon Coe, Chair of Blaby District Council, who was pleased with the result:
“So proud to have collected the award on my District’s behalf in my role as Chairman of Blaby District Council. Well done to all involved, and thank you Katie and BHIB for your support!”
Ashwin Mistry and Sue Baxter (Chairwoman of NALC – our client, the National Association of Local Councils) were involved in the judging process for other categories.
Preparing for the Aviva Community Fund 2019
We have secured some valuable funding for these community groups and this year we are hoping to secure more funding for more community and not-for-profit groups.
If you know of a community group, local charity or not-for-profit organisation that could benefit from the Aviva Community Fund funding then please call or email Katie Ford for more information.