Legacy2013> Fund Briefing Event
Briefing Event, Monday 23 July: ‘Increasing funding for sport as a catalyst for community development in the Olympic legacy’
Monday 23 July, 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., Senator House, 85 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4ET
With a few weeks to go before the start of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, policy makers are focussing on the issue of Legacy.
CDF is part of a new Legacy2013Fund Partnership, who are campaigning for the creation of a lasting, independent, endowed fund that will use sport as a catalyst for community development, ensuring a legacy from the London Olympics that will touch communities at a grassroots level for decades.
The event will reveal findings from the feasibility study developed by London Funders into the creation of a long lasting fund. It draws inspiration from the LA84 Foundation which was established following the Los Angeles Olympic Games in 1984. Speaking at Monday’s briefing will be Anita DeFrantz, former Olympian, member of the IOC London 2012 Evaluation Commission and President of LA84 Foundation. She will discuss how, 28 years after the Los Angeles Olympic Games, the LA84 Foundation is still providing support to grassroots sports groups.
London Funders has brought together five organisations to form The Legacy2013Fund Partnership.
The Legacy2013Fund Partnership includes:
- City Bridge Trust (the charitable arm of the Corporation of London)
- Comic Relief
- Community Development Foundation
- London Funders
- Trust for London
The members of the Partnership are established grantmakers which between them have over 200 years experience in raising, managing and distributing funds in excess of £200 million per annum.
Coverage of the event in the press:
Civil Society “London has the potential to exceed our work. You have transformed a section of the city. But, more is needed than bricks and mortar to create a healthy community.” - Patrick Escobar, vice president of grants at the LA84 Foundation
London Funders ”A forest of hands was raised when the meeting chair, Ben Scotchbrook of ITN London asked who thought it could and should happen”
New Philanthropy Capital ”We’re about to be treated to a spectacular summer of sport. But what happens next?”
UK fundraising ”Why does the spirit of the Games need to last only four weeks? It can create a legacy that can last forever” – Anita DeFrantz
Legacy2013Fund Question & Answers
Launch Invite for Briefing Event on Monday 23rd July.
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Feasibility Study Key Findings & Executive Summary
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