What We Do


The London Marathon Charitable Trust provides funding to inspire thousands of children and adults across the UK to be active for life.

Our current priorities are to maintain and increase participation in physical activity by:

  • Improving facilities in our core area of London to encourage and support all members of the local community to become and remain physically active.
  • Supporting ambitious projects across the UK that will challenge inequality of access to physical activity and deliver the greatest possible impact for our target audiences: children and young people and groups we know are less likely to be active, such as women and girls, ethnically diverse communities, people from lower socio-economic groups, older people and people with a disability.
  • Reflecting the spirit of the London Marathon in our grantmaking.

Since its founding in 1981, The Trust has awarded in excess of £94 million to more than 1,500 projects in London and beyond. Check out the grants awarded on our LMCT grants page