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Sports projects across the capital are set to benefit from £2 million funding from Mayor Boris Johnson’s unique Sports Legacy Programme created to ensure that the grass-roots sporting legacy of the 2012 Games reaches as many Londoners as possible (May 23rd)

Thousands of Londoners from all backgrounds and communities are already participating in sporting activity as a direct result of the Mayor’s £15.5 million Sports Fund, which is set to rise to well over £30 million with match funding from sponsors and other organisations. Since the fund was launched in early 2009, £8 million of grants have already been awarded to establish and support more than 300 projects and the new grants follow the latest bidding round which ended this month.

Today the Mayor visited the TreeHouse School at the Pears National Centre for Autism Education in North London to see its new outdoor all weather games area which was part financed through a £21,000 City Hall grant. The Mayor joined pupils from TreeHouse and nearby Muswell Hill Primary school taking part in a football session, in a unique programme designed to bring children of all abilities together to play sport.

This inspirational project shows how London 2012 is reaching out and benefiting Londoners from all backgrounds and abilities. A new report published today shows that the organisations delivering the London Games have set groundbreaking standards in ensuring that everyone, from individuals to businesses, can benefit from and participate in the activities and opportunities arising from London 2012.

'Working towards an Inclusive Games', the third annual report of the London 2012 Equality and Diversity Forum, demonstrates how huge and unparalleled strides have been made towards making London's Games the most inclusive and accessible ever. The forum includes the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), The Olympic Delivery Authority, The Greater London Authority, London Development Agency and the Olympic Park Legacy Company.


Source: London Mayor

Written by Scott Buckler
Monday, 23 May 2011 13:01

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