Voting

How does the voting work?

Once you’ve got your project approved, share it with as many friends, family and community supporters as possible to get their votes. The projects with the most votes will become winners or finalists depending on the funding level. 

£1,000 funding level

In the £1,000 funding level, we’ll give the first 200 projects in any category to get 1,000 votes the funding they applied for. 

After voting closes, the next 180 projects with the most votes across all categories will become finalists. Again, they’ll get the funding they applied for.

In the broker and adviser awards, we guarantee to give the first 15 projects to reach 1,000 votes the funding they applied for.  After voting closes, the next 15 projects with the most votes across all categories will become finalists and get the funding they applied for.

In all of these instances, the projects must pass our due diligence checks to receive the money. If they don’t pass the checks, we’ll have to turn down the application.  If this happens, we’ll give the funding to the project with the highest votes that didn’t make the finals as long as they pass the checks.  

£5,000 and above funding levels

At the other funding levels, the projects with the most votes will reach the Finals. There, our panel of judges will decide which projects will receive funding. 

Who can vote?

Anyone who lives in the UK and registers on the Aviva Community Fund website can vote for projects during the voting phase of the awards. Please read our terms and conditions for full details.

How do I vote for a project?

Once you’ve registered on the Aviva Community Fund website, all you need to do is click on the ‘Vote’ button on any project you want to support. Each registered user gets 10 votes they can use at any time.

How many projects can I vote for?

You can support as many projects as you like with your votes (up to 10). Spread them around or use them all to support one project – it’s your choice. But use them wisely. Once you’ve used a vote, you can’t take it back.

When can I vote?

You can vote at any time during the voting phase of the competition, which runs from 9 am on 24 October to midday on 21 November 2017.

If I have submitted a project, can I vote for my own project? 

Yes! 

Can votes be disqualified?

We can disqualify any votes we consider to be fraudulent or contrary to the terms and conditions. Proxy voting isn’t allowed, and we’ll disqualify proxy votes at our discretion.

Can I delete my profile?

Yes. You can delete your profile at any time by contacting us at communityfund@aviva.co.uk. Please remember that this may also delete any projects you have submitted.