Aviva, in partnership with WWF and the RSPB, is giving £1 million to support community groups across the UK to protect and restore nature in their local area.

We all have the power to make a real difference and help bring nature back to life. That’s why WWF, the RSPB and Aviva have come together to launch the Save Our Wild Isles Community Fund to make it easier for communities to take action for nature.

From creating community gardens and replanting wildflower meadows, to protecting local wildlife and promoting community connection to nature – together we can help communities around the UK bring nature back to life and make our isles wilder.

If you’re a community group (such as a faith group, Parent-teacher association or local business) that’s been inspired to take action to protect and restore our wild isles, apply today to launch your own crowdfunding campaign and the Save our Wild Isles Community Fund will give you £2 for every £1 you raise to help your project reach its fundraising target quicker, the matching applies to each individual donation up to £250 and with a total match available of £5,000 per community project

Together we can help communities around the UK bring nature back to life and make our isles wilder. The Save Our Wild Isles Community Fund is proudly supported by Aviva. For over 5 years, Aviva has helped thousands of small charities and good causes to build stronger, more resilient communities across the UK through the Aviva Community Fund.

Who can apply for / How to get involved with the Save Our Wild Isles Community Fund?

Your community cause needs to be focussed on taking action for nature – including promoting nature restoration, community connection to nature, and creating positive benefits for our landscape.

More info https://www.saveourwildisles.org.uk/community/fund

Apply https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/save-our-wild-isles

How the Save Our Wild Isles Community Fund works:

1. Take Part; applications are now open! Funding is available for organisations looking to deliver projects to protect and restore nature in their local communities

2. Take a closer look; when applying you’ll see the eligibility requirements – check these closely to make sure you meet the criteria

3. Ready to take off; You can use this time to look through the support and resources on offer to help you tell your story, prepare your project page and make the most of your campaign

4. Take it away; launch your fundraising campaign with your network of supporters to raise public donations 5. Take them on a journey; People have donated, they’ve connected with your cause. They’ll be interested to see how things progress so be sure to keep your donors informed and engaged with the great things you’re achieving.

6. Take your target further; Reached your original fundraising target early? Set a stretch target to see if you can get some extra support rolling in.

7. Take it to the next level; The fundraiser is over – have you reached your target? Congratulations! You’ll have the funds and a whole bunch of new supporters wanting to help your cause.

If you require further information, please contact us on 01978 757524 /[email protected] or join our next webinar/drop in session on June 30th  4pm-5pm.