About Legacy Trust UK


Legacy Trust UK was set up in 2007 to support communities and organisations across the UK to celebrate London 2012 in a way that was relevant to them and would leave a lasting legacy.

From 2008 to 2012 we funded 16 programmes which included more than 100 arts, sports and education projects across the UK. All of these projects were designed to leave a lasting legacy from London 2012 and many are still going strong. You can find out more about this work in the London 2012 projects section.

We are now supporting six programmes to build on the work they created in the run up to London 2012 as they move forward into 2013 and beyond.

Our funding has 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 to all those involved
  • to be grassroots projects, often small in scale, and unite communities of interest at local and regional level

Legacy Trust UK allocated £40 million to programmes across the UK. 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 was a Principal Funder of the Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival. All of our cultural projects were part of the Cultural Olympiad and many were also part of the London 2012 Festival.