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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

  • 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

    Apply for grants to increase disabled people’s participation in the arts and all kinds of cultural activities

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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  • 9 Streetgames participants sat on a raft on a lake holding paddles

    Bringing the games to your doorstep

    Bringing a little bit of the magic of Glasgow 2014 to the UK.

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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  • Evaluation Workshop participants taking part in a workshop. Sat and stood around tables.

    Evaluation Workshop

    On 16th December, we held our first Evaluation Workshop with all our grantees.

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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  • A volunteer handing out goodie bags to a runner

    Ysbryd Gwirfoddoli Cymru

    Ysbryd Gwirfoddoli Cymru seeks to ensure that volunteers at events in Wales have positive experiences.

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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  • Group of young people at Glasgow Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.

    Open Ceremonies

    Helping people take part in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the XX Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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  • Big Big Sing. Choir Master conducting outdoor audience.

    Big Big Sing

    A UK-wide project to inspire people to sing together, improving their health and wellbeing.

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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  • Group of people representing Inclusive Futures by the House of Parliament

    Inclusive Futures

    An inclusive leadership initiative for young people, giving them the opportunity to volunteer 

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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  • Southport - group of young people in field with ASDA Active banner in front of them.

    ASDA Active Sports Leaders

    Sports Leaders encouraging more young people to get physically active

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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  • Volunteers at the British Red Cross Humanitarian Awards

    Inspired Action

    Removing barriers for young people to volunteer with the British Red Cross

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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news

Athletics and swimming set to feature on National Paralympic Day 2015

A huge favourite with fans at last year’s event, swimming returns to the competition programme

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Everyone to ‘Get Creative’ in major celebration launched today

Voluntary Arts partners BBC and others on year-long campaign #BBCGetCreative

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Arts and Culture Challenge Fund - Rachel Gadsden (Full Interview)

Full interview - Rachel Gadsden announces our opportunity for organisations to apply for grants to increase disabled people’s participation in the arts and all kinds of cultural activities. 

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Spirit launches Challenge Fund

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Spirit of 2012 launches grants to increase disabled people’s participation in arts and culture. 

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Our Inclusive Challenge

Hot on the heels of their 20th Anniversary celebrations, this week the Youth Sport Trust has released their latest research on volunteering based on a YouGov survey of 1021 disabled adults.

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National Paralympic Day

We supported National Paralympic Day in August 2014. Events happened in London, Birmingham, Glasgow and Liverpool.

Have a look at what happened at the London event, held at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 

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Major sporting events and their impact on young people

Chair of the Youth Panel, Carl, with Glasgow 2014 mascot, a giant thistle with a face and a Scotland flag for an outfit.

Our Chair of the Youth Panel, Carl, talks about major sporting events and their impact on young people