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Spirit of 2012 was set up to recreate the spirit of pride and positivity that defined the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We fund arts and sports projects that foster greater community cohesion, empower those who are most under-served and challenge perceptions of disability. 



Carers' Music Fund now open

Applications open for music projects to support female carers

Spirit of 2012 is inviting applications to its Carers’ Music Fund, for projects that will increase access to music-making for women and girls with caring responsibilities. Spirit was awarded £1.5million from the DCMS Tampon Tax Fund earlier this year, which it has matched with £400,000 of its own, making a total of £1.9million for its Carers’ Music Fund.

We give funding to projects that leave a social legacy

£29.5 million To projects across the UK

We fund projects that bring people together, and leave behind a lasting a social legacy

37,000 Volunteers Nationwide

We have trained, deployed and supported volunteers on projects across the UK

2.8 million People reached through Spirit

Men, women and children from across the country have benefited from our work

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Measure of success

WELLBEING Improved Nationwide

Participants and volunteers across all the projects we fund report better well being