Voting

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 23 October to midday on 20 November 2018.

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. We can only accept votes from UK IP addresses, any votes cast outside the UK will be marked as invalid and removed from the project.

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.

What happens after voting closes?

The projects with the most votes will become winners or finalists depending on the funding level.

£1,000 funding level

After voting closes, the 400 projects with the most votes across all categories will get the funding they applied for.

In the broker awards, the 30 projects with the most votes across all categories will get the funding they applied for.

In both 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.

Here’s how it works at the different funding levels:

Project funding level

Voting results (how the final votes determine which projects go through to judging)

Voting takes place between 9am on 23 October and midday on 20 November 2018.

The finals: Judges’ choices

(What funding the judges will award)

We’ll announce the judges’ results from 24 January 2019

 

 

30 awards for the highest voted broker-submitted projects in any category after voting closes

This level doesn't have a judging round

400 awards for the highest voted projects from all remaining entries in any category after voting closes

This level doesn't have a judging round

 

54 finalists – top broker submitted projects in each category become finalists

6 awards in each category

252 more finalists – projects with the most votes from all other entries

28 awards in each category

 

18 finalists - the broker-submitted projects with the most votes in each category become finalists

2 awards in each category

144 more finalists – projects with the most votes from all other entries

16 awards in each category

 

6 finalists –broker-submitted projects with the most votes become finalists (top two in category)

2 awards in total

48 more finalists: highest-voted projects from all other entries

4 awards in each category