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Last chance to join London 2012 Inspire programme

DELIGHTED: Lord Coe with Dame Kelly Holmes

NON-COMMERCIAL projects and events inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have until December 1 to apply to be a part of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games as an official London 2012 Inspire project.

Organisations that join the programme will be awarded the Inspire mark and can use this special logo to promote their project or event as well as show that they are part of London 2012. After applications close in December, London 2012 will focus on supporting and showcasing the existing projects and events.

From ‘Premier League 4 Sport’ a project that contributes to the delivery of more, and better, sporting opportunities for young people to ‘The Tate Movie’ a 20 minute animation made by and for children across the UK - there are already over 1,700 projects and events in the Inspire programme. Millions of people, across the UK, have already been a part of the Games through the involvement in an Inspire project.

The programme has been running for three years and recognises projects and events inspired by London 2012. There are Inspire mark projects spanning sport participation, culture, education, sustainability, volunteering and business opportunities & skills taking place all over the UK, for people of all ages and abilities.

Earlier this year the 1,000th Inspire mark was awarded to 'Jump London', a London-based project designed to support the safe teaching and learning of Parkour, also known as Freerunning, by a qualified instructor. In August the 1,500th Inspire mark was awarded to the West Midlands Fire Service in recognition of its Fire Fit community engagement programmes.

Lord Sebastian Coe, Chair of LOCOG said: “I’m delighted that we already have so many fantastic, innovative projects that are using the Games to inspire and engage their local communities and we look forward to supporting and showcasing these brilliant projects next year.
“I urge more organisations to sign up and use this opportunity to play their part in London 2012.”

More information on how to qualify for the Inspire mark for organisations that have a project or event that has been inspired by the London 2012 Games is available at www.london2012.com/beinspired.

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