2012 Olympic funding recipients confirmed

Legacy Trust UK awards £10m in second round of grants

A film festival and a youth cycling project are among the causes that will benefit from the second and final round of funding from a £24m pot to help communities benefit from the 2012 Olympic Games.

Legacy Trust UK, which administers the Nations and Regions Programme, confirmed the cultural and community sports projects that will share the remaining £10m of funding this week.

We Play, a programme of activities in the north west that includes a film festival and youth cycling project, will receive £3m; a string of arts events in Scotland will receive £2.6m; and I Move Therefore I Am, a Yorkshire-based culture, sports and physical learning programme, will receive £2.2m.

Generation 2012, which aims to develop the youth-based arts sector in north-east England, will receive £1.5m.

The funding programme is being delivered in association with the London 2012 Nations and Regions Group, which works to ensure the whole of the UK can benefit from the 2012 Olympics.

Dugald Mackie, chair of Legacy Trust UK, said: "With the five nations and regions programmes we are announcing today, we now have the full picture of all the community legacy activities that will take place across the UK."

The Legacy Trust announced its first seven grants in August.

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