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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


To mark the centenary of women’s suffrage, we are very proud to announce a new programme jointly funded with the #iwill campaign which will empower young women and girls to use their voices for positive change – just as their predecessors did 100 years ago.


Spirit of 2012 presents: Learning Summit Podcasts

Moses Sangobiyi, TSF and Nikki Adebiyi, Spirit of 2012

Spirit of 2012 is keen to share its learning as widely and engagingly as possible. In these podcasts we share our Summit's discussion on sporting and cultural legacy and the creation and staging of events.



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Measure of success

WELLBEING Improved Nationwide

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