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Our Story

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. 

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

36,000 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



We invest in happiness 365 days of the year

Alan Coppin Chair, Spirit of 2012

At Spirit of 2012, we invest in happiness by funding events and projects that bring people together – to learn something new, do something different, or experience something unique. All of our projects leave behind a social legacy of increased wellbeing at an individual level, as well as happier and more connected communities.

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Measure of success

WELLBEING Improved Nationwide

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