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The Autonet Insurance 20th Anniversary Community Fund

About the fund

To celebrate our 20th anniversary, we want to give a little something back to our local communities.  The Autonet Insurance 20th Anniversary Community Fund offers you the chance to secure funding for an important cause in your community.

The fund is open to everyone – the general public as well as Autonet customers and employees alike.  We want you to enter a project you are passionate about in your community and tell us what a difference these much-needed funds could make.

If you receive enough votes from friends, family and supporters within your community your project could be entered into the Finals, where a judging panel will award the funds.

The Autonet Insurance 20th Anniversary Community Fund will finance 7 projects across three different fund levels and five categories, giving our awards to our local communities[1]

You can apply for one of these four funding levels:

  • £5,001 to £10,000 (1 award)
  • £1,001 to £5,000 (1 award)
  • Up to £1,000 (5 awards across 5 different categories; 1 award per category)

The categories for the £1,000 awards are

  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Education
  • Community Support
  • Charitable Cause
  • Entrepreneurial Venture

We’ve made submitting a project as simple as possible. All you have to do is complete the funding application form (here), upload three images for your project and wait for your approval.Then once voting opens; get as many votes as you can.

Voting will be done via Facebook, the posts with the most votes (likes) will then become our finalists.

Submissions are open from 30/04/2018 till 29/06/2018

Voting will then open on 09/07/2018 at 9am, closing on 03/08/2018 (votes cast before this time will not be counted)

Finalists will be announced on 06/08/2018

Winners will be announced on 01/10/2018

[1] Local communities in this instance are communities local to Autonet Insurance Offices. Applications will only be accepted for projects located in Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire Moorlands and Greater Manchester

  • Autonet2020

    by James Anderson | Apr 24, 2018

    Autonet celebrates their 20th anniversary with the launch of their 2020 vision

    This year, Burslem based Autonet Insurance is celebrating an amazing 20 years of being in business, and the award winning broker is planning a year of celebration! To commemorate this milestone and to thank everyone for their continued support over the years they are launching their 2020 vision.

    CEO Ian Donaldson said ’Our 2020 vision is for both our staff and our local community, the concept is pretty simple; 20 years - £20,000 for local communities and 20 fantastic prizes for staff’

    Autonet’s 2020 vision comes in three parts:

    The broker has already kicked off their year of celebrations by announcing ‘Autofest’ to their staff. Autofest is their 20th anniversary celebration music festival which will be held at Uttoxeter Racecourse for all of their staff and special guests who have played a key part in their success over the years.

    Donaldson continued  ‘For the past five years we have held our annual Gala awards for staff, but with this being a special year we wanted to do something even bigger and better than ever before. It’s going to be a fantastic event, and our staff are already really excited about it’

    In addition to Autofest, Autonet wanted to do something really special for their staff and will be giving away 20 remarkable prizes to members of staff randomly throughout the year. These prizes can range from an iPhone X to a brand new car!

    The third part of Autonet’s 2020 vision is the launch of their 20th Anniversary Community Fund. Autonet have always been passionate about giving something back to their local communities, and since they launched their charity committee in 2010 they have raised over £170,000, and donate to over 80 charities each year. The Autonet 20th Anniversary Community Fund, will giving away £20,000 to local causes.

    Ian added ‘We’ve come such a long way in 20 years, we started the business with just a couple of us in a small office, and now we have over 650 employees based both in Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester city centre, and are part of the biggest insurance group in the UK. That said, we are still loyal to where we came from and wanted to show this by doing something to help local causes which is in addition to our usual fundraising support. The fund is open to anyone in our local areas, causes both large and small; and I’m really excited to see what these causes can accomplish from the fund.’

    More details on the Autonet 20th Anniversary Community Fund and how to apply can be found at