Nine Newham organisations awarded Olympic ten year anniversary funding

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Nine Newham organisations awarded Olympic ten year anniversary funding.

Newham Council has awarded grants to nine organisations from across the borough to celebrate the ten year anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The anniversary grants were created to ensure that there continues to be an ongoing local legacy from the 2012 Games, which Newham residents can benefit and enjoy.

Community organisations throughout Newham were invited to apply for grants to deliver events or activity projects inspired by the Games. The opportunity was received with enthusiasm, resulting in a competitive process with 67 applications in total, including the submission of a wealth of innovative and exciting proposals.

Cllr Neil Wilson, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care, said: “The 2012 Olympics were a wonderful moment in our borough’s history, as people from all over the globe came to Newham to watch and take part in one of the greatest sporting events ever seen.

“As a council, we were determined to ensure that the Games left a lasting legacy in Newham, and so I’m delighted to announce the awarding of these grants. All of the local organisations who were successful have demonstrated a commitment to helping Newham residents to stay fit and active.”

NEWway Project: “The 10 Year Anniversary London 2012 Games Community Grant equipped a day centre for homeless people in Newham with 6 bikes and helmets. The bikes will help improve physical and mental health of those who are homeless and facilitate better transformation from street homelessness to integrated society through celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Olympic Games in London and regular bike trips to local public spaces in the following months.”

Cycle Sisters: “We're very grateful to Newham Council for supporting our work to engage Muslim women from Newham in cycling. This grant will enable us to help to reduce inequalities in accessing cycling by providing free bike hire for our social-led rides and creating opportunities for Muslim women to experience cycling at the Olympic VeloPark.  Through this project we will leave a legacy of strong role models who can continue to inspire a more diverse range of people to take up cycling.”

Grants of up to £2000 were awarded to 9 organisations whose projects will support Newham residents to get active, helping to build a fairer Newham by delivering leisure activities to a wider range of local people and creating more opportunities for residents to live healthier lives.

The full list of awards can be found on our website.

Published: 26 Jul 2022