The London Marathon Charitable Trust
London Marathon Events Limited is wholly owned by The London Marathon Charitable Trust and is responsible for organising the Virgin Money London Marathon, the adidas Silverstone Half Marathon, the Bupa London 10,000, the Bupa Westminster Mile, the Standard Chartered Great City Race and Prudential RideLondon.
Its income comes from sponsorship, marketing, advertising, entry fees, TV etc and after costs 100 per cent of its surplus is handed to The London Marathon Charitable Trust, which then awards grants to recreational projects in London and other areas where London Marathon Events Limited events are staged – including London, south Northamptonshire and Surrey.
The amount of the surplus handed over to The Trust in 2014 was £4.5 million, which is more than any other marathon makes anywhere in the world.
In addition runners in the 2014 London Marathon raised more than £53 million for charities of their own choice and this money went, as always, directly to those charities.
Since the London Marathon started in 1981, £56.4 million has been allocated by The Trust in total to recreational projects and the runners themselves have raised more than £716 million, which has gone directly to charities of their choosing.
Visit The London Marathon Charitable Trust's website to find out more about The Trust’s mission, how we are governed, our current funding priorities, our assessment criteria and how to apply for a grant. The site also features a number of case studies on projects we’ve funded recently.