This pledge concerns the physical legacy of the Games – the long-term planning, development, management and maintenance of the Park and its facilities after the London 2012 Games.
The promises made in the Games bid go far beyond the physical development of an area of the city though. London was awarded the 2012 Games on the promise of delivering a lasting sporting and cultural legacy to the whole of the UK.
Below are some of the organisations responsible for delivering the sporting, cultural and community legacy from the 2012 Games.
Sports England (http://www.sportengland.org/)
Sport England’s motto, ‘Creating a sporting habit for life’, underpins the vital work the organisation carries out in supporting people and communities across the country.
Strengthened by the profile of UK sport following the London 2012 Games, Sport England is dedicated to investing in organisations and projects that will get more people playing sport and creating opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport.
The Legacy List (http://www.thelegacylist.org.uk/)
The Legacy List is the independent charity for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, set up in 2011 to support the legacy of the Games. Their mission is to make creative connections between people and the Park by developing, commissioning and supporting high quality art, education and skill building initiatives, to engage, educate and inspire current and future generations.
Learning Legacy (http://learninglegacy.independent.gov.uk/about/)
A major component of the Olympic Delivery Authority’s remit, the aim of Learning Legacy is to share the knowledge and lessons learned from the London 2012 Games construction project to raise the bar within the construction sector and to act as a showcase for UK plc.
Legacy Trust UK (http://www.legacytrustuk.org/)
An independent charity, Legacy Trust UK’s aim is to build a lasting legacy from the London 2012 Games in communities across the UK by funding ideas and local talent to inspire creativity. Legacy Trust UK has funded over 100 arts, sports and education projects across the UK as part of the cultural celebrations of the Games.
Join In (https://www.joininuk.org/about)
Join In began life during the summer of 2012 – with a special celebration of local sport clubs on the first weekend between the Olympic Games Closing Ceremony and the start of the Paralympics Games. More than 300,000 people came to over 6,000 fun, family-friendly events held by grassroots sports clubs.
The aim of Join In is to match grassroot sports clubs and community groups with the thousands of people around the UK who are looking to find rewarding, fun and interesting ways to make a difference locally.