Children running in playground wearing school uniform.

Spirit of Rio

About the Programme

We are hugely excited about the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics. Brazil may be far away geographically, but we are committed to supporting partners to find ways of using this amazing event as a catalyst to inspire and empower people in the UK. 

The international outreach from our own hosting of the London 2012 Games has showed us the way such events can resonate globally, inspiring people across the world. We were founded to extend the spirit of the London 2012 Games and by investing in projects related to Rio, we hope to sustain a little bit of the Olympic and Paralympic Games magic. 

Projects

  • Get Out Get Active

    The English Federation of Disability Sports and their partners are supporting disabled and non-disabled people to take part in a range of fun and family friendly activities to get active.

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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  • A group of smiling men, two sat down at a table with old photos spread out in front of them.

    Sporting Memories

    Sporting Memories: Uniting Generations is working to improve the mental and physical wellbeing of older people.

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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  • A Smartphone showing the results from a Road To Rio app

    Road to Rio

    Get Set is helping young people to understand and live the Olympic and Paralympic values.

    • Wellbeing

      Wellbeing

    • Perceptions of Disability

      Perceptions of Disability

    • Social Cohesion

      Social Cohesion

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