Our projects are very wide-ranging, but all share three key aims: • to unite culture, sport and education, in line with the values and vision of the Olympic and Paralympic Games • to make a lasting difference beyond 2012 for all those involved • to be grassroots projects, often small in scale, and unite
Legacy Trust UK has allocated £40 million funding through twelve regional and four national programmes. Our funding is provided by the Big Lottery Fund (£29 million), Department for Culture Media and Sport (£6 million for UK School Games) and Arts Council England (£5 million).
The Trust is a Principal Funder of the Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival. All of our cultural projects have been part of the Cultural Olympiad and many have also been part of the London 2012 Festival.
Since 2008, our projects have gone from strength to strength, and have so far reached audiences of 4.5 million, directly engaged over 500,000 children and young people, worked with over 15,000 volunteers and created an economic impact of £35
“The UK School Games is the closest experience these youngsters are going to get to what it would be like to take part in major competitions such as the Commonwealth Games or the Olympics.” Darren Campbell, Gold Medallist at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics Games – 4x100m relay