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21 March 2017

Barking’s Al-Madina Centre won the Spirit of 2012 Connecting Communities Award at this year’s Lycamobile British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards (BEDSAs), following the delivery of an excellent sports programme and work connecting their local and diverse communities.

The awards celebrate sporting excellence within Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. The Spirit of 2012 Connecting Communities Award specifically recognises organisations, individuals or projects which have had a significant impact on bringing local communities together through sport or physical activity. 

21 March 2017

A new Get Out, Get Active website www.getoutgetactive.co.uk has been launched today, to enable as many people as possible to access essential GOGA information. The mobile responsive site will act as a hub for GOGA delivery partners and will also support disabled and non-disabled people to learn more about the programme and to get involved in GOGA activities in their own communities. 

20 March 2017

It's #InternationalDayOfHappiness so let's take a quick look at some of the ways in which we're using our Big Lottery Funding to help make people feel happier in over 100 locations across the UK...


1) Finding one million mentors…

13 March 2017

The inspiring work of Spirit partner DanceSyndrome has been recognised at the Red Rose Awards, where the charity has been chosen as the winner of this year's Not-For-Profit Award.  The awards exist to celebrate excellence in business in the Lancashire area.

14 February 2017

Spirit of 2012 funds Get Out, Get Active (GOGA) - a £4.5 million initiative, which brings together 18 localities in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and numerous national partners. The first programme of its kind on such a scale, GOGA will support disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together. Developed to get some of the UK's least active people moving more, GOGA will concentrate on fun and inclusive activities delivered over three years.

1 February 2017

Spirit of 2012 is sponsoring the Connecting Communities Award at this year’s Lycamobile British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards (BEDSAs). 

1 February 2017

Spirit of 2012 recently awarded over £650,000 to three separate projects, all of which focus on inspiring disabled and non-disabled people through music and dance. 

27 January 2017

Alex Johnston, Programme Manager

For our first Meet the Team feature of 2017, we went north of the border to speak to Spirit Programme Manager Alex Johnston, who is based in Scotland. 

24 January 2017

Spirit of 2012 has awarded over £900,000 to England Athletics to deliver the volunteering element of ‘Team Personal Best’ – the inspiration programme of London 2017. 

The funding was awarded in response to research commissioned by Spirit and conducted by England Athletics for a volunteering programme which aims to increase the number, diversity and skillsets of athletics volunteers.

16 January 2017

This week saw Spirit of 2012’s £4.5 million physical activity programme, Get Out, Get Active (GOGA) officially launched in Northern Ireland. The project is happening in eighteen locations across the UK, including Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon as well as Derry City and Strabane District Council. Spirit is funding the initiative - the first of its kind on such a scale - and GOGA will support disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together.

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