Spirit of 2012 has a portfolio of projects called Connected, which are providing opportunities for people from wide range of backgrounds to come together and influence and shape their communities. Connected projects provide opportunities for people to volunteer or undertake social action in their communities. They also bring

together, and support, local people to develop plans to address the issues that matter to them and make decisions about how funding could best be used in their own area, actively developing the social capital and inherent capability in communities across the UK.