Mayor's Young Londoners Fund

Mayor’s 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 Mayor's new £45m 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 for children and young people. The fund will see £30m made available for projects in local communities. The remaining £15m will be invested to expand existing projects funded by City Hall that support young Londoners.

Register below to be the first to hear updates about the Young Londoners Fund. 

Information on Young Londoners Fund projects

Further details have been announced about the first projects that have been awarded Young Londoners Fund grants. These include everything from theatre groups and employability training to football clubs and art sessions.

Looking to contact one of our projects?

Use our interactive map to see what's happening in your area and get involved. If you're an organisation that runs events or activities for young people in London you can request to be added to our map.

Applying for Young Londoners Fund

Information on current and previous opportunities funded by the Young Londoners Fund.

Please note round one of applications for the Young Londoners Fund and the Sport Unites Small Grants Fund closed at 12-noon, Monday 9 July 2018. We are planning to open round two of applications in Spring 2019.

Find out more about previous funding rounds

Apply for the Young Londoners Fund

Round one of applications for the Young Londoners Fund and the Sport Unites Small Grants Fund closed at 12-noon, Monday 9 July 2018. We are planning to open round two of applications in Spring 2019.

£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.

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Apply for Young London Inspired Multi-Year Grants

Applications for Young London Inspired Multi-Year Grant closed at 12-noon on Monday 9 July.

As part of the Mayor's Young Londoners Fund, we are offering grants totaling £500,000 to organisations who work with young people. Grants of £10,000-£30,000 per year, for up to three years, are available for community groups, small charities and voluntary sector organisations to run projects which encourage young Londoners to volunteer or take part in social action.

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Apply for Stepping Stones

Applications closed at 12-noon, Friday 18 May 2018

Find out more about the Stepping Stones programme and free toolkit - supporting vulnerable pupils to transition from primary to secondary school.


Apply for HeadStart Action

Applications closed at 23:59, Friday 7 September 2018

As part of the Young Londoners Fund, Team London and The Challenge invited experienced youth organisations in London to apply for funding to deliver HeadStart Action. HeadStart Action is a personal and social development programme for young people who are at risk of becoming not in education, employment or training.  A total of £200,000 is available to deliver five HeadStart Action projects during 2018-19. 

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