People taking part in Athletics and Para Athletics at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford

Community Athletics Fund

This summer, London will host the IPC World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships, set to be the biggest sporting events of 2017. It is the first time ever that the two Championships have been held in the same summer in the same city.

Earlier this year, the Mayor invited community organisations to apply for a share of £400,000 - to inspire Londoners to try athletics and celebrate the Championships with their local community.

There were three tiers of funding available:

  • Tier 1 - Small Grants (up to £4,000) - to run athletics-based activity
  • Tier 2 - Large Grants (up to £20,000) - to use athletics-based activity as a tool to tackle a specific social issue
  • Tier 3 - Disability-focused Grants (up to £10,000) - to run disability-focused athletics-based activity.

Applications for this fund have now closed and are under assessment. Check back soon to see how you can get inspired by the Championships and find out how can get involved with our projects over the summer.

This fund is part of Team Personal Best, a programme designed to help local communities celebrate the Championships and get inspired to try athletics this summer. Visit the Team Personal Best website to find out what's going on near you.