Get Living London

Get Living London
Partner since 2015


Preserving the Olympic Legacy has been a key aim since we inherited the former Athletes’ Village. We’re proud to show that East Village has the green space to foster athletics and sport, and are looking forward to continuing to grow this community of renters whilst keeping an emphasis on health and well-being for this generation and the next.

Neil Young, Chief Executive Officer, Get Living London

Preserving the Legacy

Get Living London manages more than 1,400 private rental homes in East Village, formerly the Athletes’ Village for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and brings a unique approach by not charging fees and providing tenancy agreements with built-in flexibility. East Village is set in 67 acres of parkland next to the world-class venues of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - including the Copper Box, Lee Valley Velodrome and London Aquatics Centre.

 

Our Partnership

Get Living London provides young British athletes with financial support and recognition through its partnership with SportsAid. Each athlete receives an annual £1,000 award which contributes towards costs such as travel, accommodation and equipment. This year, Get Living London is helping 10 up-and-coming sports stars from London and the south east.

Get Living London launched its partnership with SportsAid in 2015 at East Village where the athletes were named the E20 champions. Get Living London have shown their support for SportsAid Week in recent years by promoting the charity and raising money within the neighbourhood by putting on fun fitness activities at East Village's weekly market. 

Latest news

SportsAid Week 2018 raises over £55,000 and smashes #MyMiles Challenge record
27 Oct 2018

The third annual SportsAid Week saw another magnificent fundraising effort from the charity’s supporters generate over £55,000 to provide backing to the next generation of British sporting talent. The initiative has now raised close to £150,000 since it first took place in 2016 to mark the charity’s 40th anniversary. Next year’s dates have already been announced for 23-29 September as SportsAid Week.

TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrate the Commonwealth with SportsAid
23 Mar 2018

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge showed their support for SportsAid and Britain’s brightest sporting prospects as they joined the charity to celebrate the Commonwealth at the Copper Box Arena. The visit came ahead of next month’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and also provided The Duke and Duchess with the opportunity to look ahead to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

SportsAid Week raises over £48,000 for young athletes....and next year's dates revealed!
26 Oct 2017

Another incredible effort from SportsAid supporters saw them raise over £48,000 during the second annual SportsAid Week – helping the charity to surpass last year’s total and provide backing to even more young talented British athletes striving to fulfil their sporting ambitions. SportsAid Week is now becoming a permanent fixture with next year’s dates already announced for Monday 24 September to Sunday 30 September 2018!

Events

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Apr 2020
Virgin Money London Marathon 2020 Royal Observatory Greenwich Park London SE10 8QY

The Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the world's most famous fundraisers. SportsAid was the first ever official charity of the London Marathon back in 1984.

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Mar 2019
SportsAid's #SupportTheNext Trophy - supported by Caesars SportsAid 21 Bloomsbury Street London WC1B 3HF

Here's your chance to experience the fast-paced and challenging nature of wheelchair basketball, one of the most popular Paralympic sports, at the Copper Box Arena!