Inspire LeicesterShire was a partnership of the local authorities of Leicester & Leicestershire, working together to create a lasting legacy from the London 2012 Games for the local area.
The legacy programme was driven by a dedicated 2012 Games Legacy Team who have been maximising the benefits that the Games provided and built on the enthusiasm and inspiration that London 2012 generated. A legacy Director and Co-ordinator were appointed in early 2010 with both posts being funded through local authority contributions and a grant from the East Midlands Development Agency. This capacity is unique to the region and has demonstrated that having dedicated people in place, to provide leadership and strategic direction of legacy activities, has really added value to legacy outcomes for the city and county.
Collectively, we are incredibly proud of what has been achieved over the past three years. This evaluation celebrates the highlights and impact of a very special legacy journey.
London 2012 captured the imagination of a nation and the world. It made us cry, laugh, cheer, unite and feel incredibly proud. The much talked about legacy from the Games was always going to be a challenge, but through the early interventions of Inspire LeicesterShire and our partners, Leicester & Leicestershire are in a good place to ensure the impact is felt locally, in our communities and amongst our children & young people.
London 2012 set out to 'Inspire a Generation'. Here in our city and county, we fulfilled that promise. A key success factor has been our excellent multi-agency partnership working across local authority, emergency services, cultural, voluntary, business, health and sporting networks and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG). Through this we have built strong foundations for a lasting legacy for the local area. Now we have to start delivering that legacy.
This is 'Our Games Our Legacy'