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The London Marathon Charitable Trust

The London Marathon Charitable Trust (The Trust) was created in 1981 by London Marathon founders John Disley and Chris Brasher to distribute the surplus, via corporate Gift Aid, from the London Marathon and other events organised by London Marathon Events, including Swim Serpentine.

The Trust’s vision is a society in which everyone is physically active, contributing to their health and wellbeing, and its mission is to Inspire Activity by providing funding to initiatives that enable people to become and remain physically active regardless of age, gender, ability, race or background and challenge inequality of access to physical activity.

Celebrating 40 years of The Trust

The Trust is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2021 and in the past four decades has awarded in excess of £93 million to more than 1,490 projects across the UK.

Projects to have received funding can be found in every London borough and across the country.

Who are the LMCT?

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Current priorities of The London Marathon Charitable Trust

The Trust aims to reflect the spirit of the TCS London Marathon in its grant-making. It is currently aiming to Inspire Activity by supporting existing grantees to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and funding groups in areas across London that are known to have lower levels of physical activity.

The Trust is working to remove barriers to participation to provide more opportunities for its target groups, including children and young people, women and girls, ethnically diverse communities and people with disabilities, to become more active.

Find out more about The Trust

To find out more about The London Marathon Charitable Trust, visit lmct.org.uk and follow The Trust on Twitter @LMCT

The Trust is a registered charity, number 283813, and registered company number 1550741. The London Marathon Events Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Trust.

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