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Investing In Happiness

We promote wellbeing by supporting opportunities to participate in sport, the arts and volunteering.

Impact

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Wellbeing

Our projects improve the wellbeing of individuals, communities and society as a whole.

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Perceptions of Disability

Building on the success of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, our projects challenge people’s perceptions of disabled people.

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Social Cohesion

The activities that we fund bring people together, to find common ground and work better together across all areas of life.

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Projects

  • Rugby World Cup 2015

    Spirit of Rugby will build on the inspiration of the 2015 Rugby World Cup and inclusion of Rugby in the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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  • Legacy 2014 Physical Activity Fund

    Legacy 2014 Physical Activity Fund is a new fund to further encourage physical activity among Scotland’s least active people as part of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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  • Cultural Shift

    Cultural Shift, delivered by ARC Stockton in partnership with Little Cog, is a comprehensive three year programme of dynamic arts activity involving disabled people at every level.

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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  • Viewfinder

    Viewfinder is a 3 year talent development initiative that will support filmmakers with learning disabilities to take their skills and aspirations to the next level.

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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  • Making Routes

    Disabled and non-disabled artists will deliver inclusive activities across three disciplines: visual arts, play, and performance.

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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  • Hull City of Culture 2017

    In 2017, Hull will tell its remarkable story, and we’re delighted to be one of the principal partners.

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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  • Get Out & Get Active

    We will invest £4.5m in a three year physical activity initiative. 

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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  • Our Theory of Change

    Theory of change is an ongoing process of reflection to explore change and how it happens. 

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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  • Spirit's Youth Advisory Panel

    Our Youth Advisory Panel helps ensure our grants unlock the potential of young people in their communities 

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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  • Challenge Fund

    The Challenge Fund is now closed. 

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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