About the London Marathon Foundation
The London Marathon Foundation 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 the Vitality London 10,000.
The London Marathon Foundation'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.
The London Marathon Foundation celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2021 and over the past four decades has awarded over £100 million to more than 1,500 projects across the UK.
Projects that have received funding can be found in every London borough and across the country.