Funding for projects in London and Surrey has been detailed by the Trust

The London Marathon Charitable Trust has announced new grants totalling more than £1.02 million for projects in London and Surrey, taking the total amount of money awarded in the Trust’s history to more than £65.5 million.

The Trust aims to support organisations with a track record of getting people more active by providing funding towards capital projects which encourage and support people who are currently inactive to participate regularly in sport and physical activity.

The latest grants include £300,000 to The Royal Parks towards improvements to the outdoor sports facilities in Hyde Park and Regent’s Park in the City of Westminster to offer year-round participation opportunities and to increase community use of the facilities in these famous locations.

The Trust is able to distribute grants in all areas where London Marathon Events Limited organises events, which includes Surrey, which hosts part of the routes for the Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling.

A full breakdown of grants awarded can be found here.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “The Virgin Money London Marathon and Prudential RideLondon are massive highlights of the year for the runners, the riders, the thousands of spectators on our streets and the millions watching on TV. But what often fails to get the recognition it deserves is the vast amount of support that The London Marathon Charitable Trust provides for our communities.

“The grants they have announced today will make a big difference to the lives of thousands of Londoners, and huge thanks must go to everyone who has contributed to The London Marathon Charitable Trust.”

The London Marathon Charitable Trust provides grants towards capital projects that inspire people to lead a more active lifestyle and increase the number of people regularly taking part in sports and physical activities.

Organisations and projects in the 32 London boroughs and the City of London, Surrey, South Northamptonshire District Council area and Aylesbury Vale District Council area are eligible to apply for funding.

The next deadline for 2017 is 17:00 on Tuesday April 18 and The Trust is seeking high-quality applications from eligible organisations. For more information on the Trust or the Capital Grants programmes, visit www.lmct.org.uk or email [email protected].