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15 November 2017

We pledge to ensure that young voices are woven into the fabric of our decision-making through the Spirit of 2012 Youth Advisory Panel (YAP), made up of 10 young people from across the UK.

The young people we work with are incredibly engaged with what is going on in the world around them, and are passionate for change that will make things better. All of this makes #iwill’s work so vital – and it’s why we’re proud to support it.

15 November 2017

We pledge to ensure that young voices are woven into the fabric of our decision-making through the Spirit of 2012 Youth Advisory Panel (YAP), made up of 10 young people from across the UK.

The young people we work with are incredibly engaged with what is going on in the world around them, and are passionate for change that will make things better. All of this makes #iwill’s work so vital – and it’s why we’re proud to support it.

13 November 2017

Today we announce a new £50,000 grant to the #iwill campaign, which will be used to support its strategy and insights function.

#iwill will use the new funding to develop and analyse the annual National Youth Social Action (NYSA) survey, which tracks progress towards its campaign goals, offering insight into the motivations and barriers to young people’s participation in social action.

We launch our first legacy report at central London Summit
27 October 2017

This week, Spirit of 2012 released the findings of new research into the impact of our first three years of funding. The research conclusively links our investment in funding event legacies with increased wellbeing. 
 
Spirit’s evaluation engaged with 28 of the projects we have supported since 2013, asking participants and volunteers the same wellbeing questions asked by the ONS.
 

23 October 2017

Spirit of 2012 proudly welcomes Alan Coppin as its new Chair

Alan Coppin has been appointed to the Spirit Board to replace Dugald Mackie, who is standing down after four-and-a-half years in the role. 

18 October 2017

Following a competitive tendering process, Spirit of 2012 is delighted to announce the award of a monitoring and evaluation contract to the Behavioural Insights Team.

The contract will enable Spirit grantees to work with BIT to improve their monitoring and evaluation.

6 October 2017

Two new Board Members, Graham Loader and Michaela Collins, have been appointed by Spirit of 2012 following a competitive recruitment campaign. 

The Board leads the organisation in delivering our vision and mission and ensures that Spirit fulfils its charitable objects. It includes public figures from sport, the arts the corporate sector and public life.  Graham and Michaela bring new, valuable charity and financial expertise to the table - as well as great enthusiasm for the work of Spirit.

6 October 2017

Spirit of 2012 is an official Legacy Partner of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and is delighted to be working with the Scottish Government to distribute funding that will increase the number of women and girls in Scotland who participate in sport and physical activity. A £300,000 fund to encourage more women to get involved in sport has been awarded to fourteen projects and was announced on Active Girls Day by Sports Minister Aileen Campbell.

10 August 2017

Spirit of 2012 has partnered with the #iwill fund to create a £2 million partnership that will enable girls and young women to change their communities through social action for the benefit of other girls and the wider community. 

Please note: the #iwill Fund is currently only available for activities in England.

28 July 2017

Spirit of 2012, with partners the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), have awarded National Lead Partner Status to the Youth Sport Trust and Sporting Equals to develop a project called Connecting Communities through Cricket. The project will use cricket to bring people from different communities together inspired by the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019. 

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