Mayor's Young Londoners Fund Salmon Centre visit

Apply for the Young Londoners Fund

Applications are now open for the Young Londoners Fund and the Sport Unites Small Grants Fund.

Application deadline: 12-noon, Monday 9 July 2018

£15 million from the Young Londoners Fund and £500,000 from the Sport Unites Small Grants Fund are now available for projects that support children and young people (aged 10-21) across London, who are either at risk of exclusion or involvement in criminal activity or have been involved in criminal activity.

Projects must be embedded in their local communities and will be delivered through a range of innovative and proven delivery models.

What is the Young Londoners Fund?

The Mayor has created the Young Londoners Fund to help London's children and young adults make the most of our amazing city. 

The new £45 million Young Londoners Fund will help children and young people to fulfil their potential, particularly those at risk of getting caught up in crime. It will support a range of education, sport, cultural and other activities.

The 3-year fund will see £30 million made available for projects in local communities. The remaining £15 million will be invested to expand existing projects funded by City Hall that support young Londoners.

The Young Londoners Fund aims to:

  • provide aspirational and positive activities to help support young people to make positive choices and reach their potential
  • give new options to children and young people most at risk of taking the wrong path and stop them getting involved in violence and criminal activity
  • improve coordination and capacity of London's youth offer so more children and young people can access services

Find out more information on the City Hall projects benefiting from £15 million of the Young Londoners Fund.

Read the Prospectus and Application Guide

To find out about the fund's eligibility criteria or for tips on how to complete the application form, please read the Young Londoners Fund Prospectus and Application Form Guidance.

How can I apply?

If you are ready to apply for the Young Londoners Fund, please follow the link below to register on our online grants portal.

If you are applying for the £500,000 Sport Unites Small Grants Fund please use the Young Londoners Fund online application and refer to the Young Londoners Fund Prospectus and Application Guidance.


Have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions, which we will update regularly throughout the application process.

How to book your place on an Information Session

We are holding Young Londoners Fund information sessions across London throughout the month of June. The sessions are aimed at organisations that are interested in applying for a grant. Each session is hosted by a local community organisation. We'd encourage you to attend the session that is closest to the area you intend to deliver your project. Please only register for one session as places are limited.

Location Eventbrite link
Lambeth Register here
Croydon Register here
Hackney Register here
Hammersmith & Fulham Register here
City Hall Register here


Applications open for Young Londoners Fund