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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

  • Hull City of Culture 2017

    In 2017, Hull will tell its remarkable story, and we’re delighted to be one of the flagship 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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  • 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

    Volunteering Spirit Wales

    Volunteering Spirit Wales (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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