2 March 2016

participation in arts & culture 

Here at Spirit, we’re always keen to help increase opportunities for people to participate in the arts. As such, we support projects all across the UK that enable people to participate in arts and cultural activities, both individually and as a part of their wider community. Here's just some of the ways we're doing it...


19 February 2016

We have recently opened our Spirit of Achievement Challenge Fund, which this year is all about inspiring people through music and dance. We are currently seeking submissions for funding and plan to award grants of £100,000 - £250,000 to three separate projects that allow disabled and non-disabled people to participate on equal terms and are centred around music and / or dance. 

18 February 2016

Spirit of 2012 funds Unlimited Impact - an empowering arts project that focuses on developing and inspiring the next generation of young disabled people passionate about making change through art. The project also supports venues and festivals across the UK to show ambitious and high quality art by disabled people and reaches out to wider and more diverse audiences.

27 January 2016

get out & get active

One of our main aims here at Spirit of 2012 is to enable people to participate in a wide range of activities and engage in their communities -  improving their wellbeing in the process​. Here are just a few of the ways we're making that happen...

26 January 2016

Paralympian Susie Rodgers is a Director of Spirit of 2012 and is also the Chair of our Spirit of Achievement Panel, which comprises individuals from the world of arts, culture, campaigning and disability sport. They inform our decisions and investments to ensure that our work in this area involves the right people and has the biggest possible impact.  

25 January 2016

Spirit of 2012 has awarded £100,000 to Streetwise Community Circus, to deliver a wide range of inclusive circus workshops across Northern Ireland.

18 January 2016

Spirit of 2012, a charity set up with money from the Big Lottery Fund to carry forward the spirit of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has awarded £4.5 million to a UK wide consortium led by the English Federation of Disability Sport.

The initiative will be called Get Out &Get Active and the funding will be used to get people active in eighteen locations across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

23 December 2015

loneliness and isolation

At Spirit of 2012, we’re absolutely committed to funding projects that bring people together. With that in mind, here are just ten of the (many) ways we are helping tackle the loneliness and isolation felt by an increasing number of people across the UK. 

17 December 2015

Spirit of 2012 are looking to recruit a new Board Member.

We are an independent trust established with a £47m endowment from the Big Lottery Fund with one simple mission: to fund projects that empower people to get out, be involved and feel better.

10 December 2015

Here at Spirit of 2012, we are absolutely committed to funding inclusive projects that address the barriers, attitudes and perceptions that may disable people from having equal opportunities to participate. One such project is Viewfinder, a programme designed to help young filmmakers reach their full potential.