‘Sport’ and ‘culture’ are two of the biggest topics circulating in London this summer. In fact you can hardly spend five minutes in the capital without being reminded about the city’s virtually unparalleled stance in being one of the world’s leading cities within the realms of sport and culture.
As part of London’s drive to maintain its pole position as being an advocator of sport and culture, the capital has launched a number of sports and cultural opportunities for young people in London that will give the younger generation more opportunities to benefit from sporting and cultural initiatives.
In an aim to get more young Londoners active, local London councils are combining the optimism harboured by the 2012 Games with the enthusiasm for sport in London and are generating an explosion of sporting activity across the capital.
According to London.Gov.UK, the government is using £15.5 million of the London Development Agency (LDA) Olympic Legacy funding to deliver more than £30 million into grass roots sports activity in 2012.
Asides sport, London councils are working together to champion a surge of cultural activities for young people in London. Both music and arts are playing a central role in promoting young people to engage in these areas in a fun yet educational way. 2012 has seen the arrival of many cultural schemes such as the London Music Masters Bridge Project, a fun programme that is designed to get young people to learn musical instruments.
In a drive to give disadvantages young people in London greater opportunities, 2012 has seen the launch of the London Youth Offer, a £79 million cultural scheme that will provide not only a greater amount of activities and services available for London’s underprivileged youth, but also a greater say in how their city develops and evolves.