The Local Government Association (LGA) Culture, Tourism and Sport Board identified the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games as a priority intervention.
Now that the Games are over, we want to ensure the benefits continue to be spread throughout the UK through the involvement of local government.
The key objectives of our Games legacy project are to:
If you have any queries or would like further information about our work on the 2012 Olympics legacy please contact:
The ‘Inspired by 2012' brand is an initiative led by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Cabinet Office to bring together legacy projects inspired by the 2012 Games and the Diamond Jubilee under a single brand. (Pic courtesy London 2012)
Local councils have been working closely with the Lawn Tennis Association to produce a programme of parks tennis for all ages and abilities. Read how it was done... (picture courtesy of the LTA)
Following a successful leadership academy held in February 2013, the LGA and Sport England are pleased to be able to offer another two-day programme to assist councillors lead transformational change in their sport and leisure services.
The LGA has responded to Sport England's announcement of £5.8 million of Lottery cash for 14 projects designed to get the nation fit and healthy. The ‘Get healthy, get into sport' programme intends to invest in a range of approaches to engage inactive people in sport. (Pic courtesy London 2012)
The Government has announced funding for school sport and PE worth £150 million a year for the next two years. The ringfenced money will be given directly to primary schools in England. (Pic courtesy London 2012)
Read the final edition – November 2012
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Read the April 2012 update.
Read the February 2012 update.
Read the December 2011 update.
Read the November 2011 update.
This concise document is intended to provide councils with the information they'll need to make the Games a success in their areas.
Two publications exploring how local authorities can maximise the benefits of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
'Putting the people back into participation' sets out how local councils can help achieve a legacy of mass participation for everyone.
On the Sport England website
Support and guidance including links to related information including Zero Waste initiatives and Food Legacy programme.
The 2012 Games network offers members an Olympic and Paralympic e-bulletin to keep them up to date with the latest news on the Games and ways councils can get more involved. To be part of this network, please email your details to: email@example.com.