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 2014 was £4.5m 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 2014 Marathon raised more than £53 million for charities of their own choice and this money went, as always, directly to those charities.

Since the race began £56.4m 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

The grant application process for 2015 is currently under review. Specific guidance to applicants is likely to change; however, the process will be broadly similar to that for 2014 with applications for funding closing in the summer of 2015.  

For background information, you may download the application form used in 2014 as DOC or PDF.  Please do not apply using the existing form.

To be added to the mailing list to receive announcements about the revised application process, please email:

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