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.
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.
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.
Spirit launches its Leading Voices grant opportunity. We are looking to fund a project that will inspire young people to take part and develop their skills in the verbal arts.
Spirit of Achievement Challenge Fund supports arts organisations that challenge perceptions of disability
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today hailed the latest milestone for the Team London Young Ambassadors programme: 1,000 schools across the capital have signed up in just two years, helping young Londoners to become active citizens in their local communities.
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On the 13th May, the pupils of the City Academy, Bristol, hosted and facilitated a Sporting Memories Day where older people from the community, including many living with dementia, took part in a range of inclusive sports and shared their memories of sport in Bristol and Olympic and Paralympic games gone by. The event was part of the Spirit of the Games - Sporting Memories uniting generations project.
Spirit of 2012 will commit a £4.5m grant to increase participation in physical activity and volunteering across the UK. The grant, unveiled today, is a central element of our continuing contribution to the Olympic and Paralympic Legacy, and will be awarded following a two-stage application process early next year, as Rio gears up to host the Games.