27 January 2016

get out & get active

One of our main aims here at Spirit of 2012 is to enable people to participate in a wide range of activities and engage in their communities -  improving their wellbeing in the process​. Here are just a few of the ways we're making that happen...

26 January 2016

Paralympian Susie Rodgers is a Director of Spirit of 2012 and is also the Chair of our Spirit of Achievement Panel, which comprises individuals from the world of arts, culture, campaigning and disability sport. They inform our decisions and investments to ensure that our work in this area involves the right people and has the biggest possible impact.  

25 January 2016

Spirit of 2012 has awarded £100,000 to Streetwise Community Circus, to deliver a wide range of inclusive circus workshops across Northern Ireland.

18 January 2016

Spirit of 2012, a charity set up with money from the Big Lottery Fund to carry forward the spirit of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has awarded £4.5 million to a UK wide consortium led by the English Federation of Disability Sport.

The initiative will be called Get Out &Get Active and the funding will be used to get people active in eighteen locations across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

23 December 2015

loneliness and isolation

At Spirit of 2012, we’re absolutely committed to funding projects that bring people together. With that in mind, here are just ten of the (many) ways we are helping tackle the loneliness and isolation felt by an increasing number of people across the UK. 

17 December 2015

Spirit of 2012 are looking to recruit a new Board Member.

We are an independent trust established with a £47m endowment from the Big Lottery Fund with one simple mission: to fund projects that empower people to get out, be involved and feel better.

10 December 2015

Here at Spirit of 2012, we are absolutely committed to funding inclusive projects that address the barriers, attitudes and perceptions that may disable people from having equal opportunities to participate. One such project is Viewfinder, a programme designed to help young filmmakers reach their full potential.

10 December 2015

Along with Unilever, Spirit of 2012 is really pleased to fund the Team London Young Ambassadors Programme, which supports social action in London schools. Over 250,000 Londoners aged 5-18 have participated since the programme launched in 2013. Young people from every borough have taken part in events and projects focusing on a variety of issues, including food waste and poverty, the environment, homelessness, gardening, community spirit, bullying and friendship. 

Martina Barber
9 December 2015

Spirit of 2012 funds My Sport, My Voice! – a national project that raises the profile of the UK’s elite athletes with a learning disability by providing a platform to showcase their sporting achievements and inspire others. The Athlete Ambassadors who are leading the project have all excelled at the highest levels in sport and have been chosen from each country of the UK. 

8 September 2015

Spirit of 2012 has given a grant that will see the exciting Inclusive Futures initiative delivered for an additional year from September 2015 to September 2016.