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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. 

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


Nominations open for our Connecting Communities BEDSA

Catherine Riley, Head of Communications

We’re sponsoring the British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards (BEDSAs) again this year, and we can’t wait to find out who will win our Connecting Communities award. The Spirit of 2012 Connecting Communities Award rewards an organisation, individual or project that has had a significant impact on bringing local communities in England together through sport or physical activity. 


The end of 2018 saw unprecedented political turmoil and division at Westminster and beyond, with December dominated by all-consuming coverage of Brexit and the bitterness, confusion and hostility that have come to define it.

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Measure of success

WELLBEING Improved Nationwide

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