Charity

The London Marathon Charitable Trust

The London Marathon Ltd is wholly owned by the London Marathon Charitable Trust and is responsible for organising the Virgin Money London Marathon, adidas Half Marathon, Bupa London 10000 and the Standard Chartered Great City Race. Its income comes from sponsorship, marketing, advertising, entry fees, TV etc. and after costs 100% of its surplus is handed to The London Marathon Charitable Trust which then awards grants to recreational projects mainly in London. The amount of the surplus handed over to the Charitable Trust in 2009/2010 was £4.6m which is more than any other Marathon makes anywhere in the world. We are proud of the fact that 100% of this surplus goes to charity.

In addition runners in the 2011 Marathon raised more than £51.8 million for charities of their own choice and this money went, as always, directly to those charities.

Since the race began £45m has been allocated by the London Marathon Charitable Trust in total to recreational projects and the runners themselves have raised over £663m which has gone directly to charities of their choosing.

Apply for a grant
To apply for a 2014 grant from the London Marathon Charitable Trust please complete the form by choosing from either a DOC or PDF format.

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