About the Mayor’s Young Londoners Fund

The Mayor's £45 million Young Londoners Fund is helping children and young people to fulfil their potential, particularly those at risk of getting caught up in crime. It is supporting a range of education, sport, cultural and other activities for young Londoners.

The fund is seeing £30 million invested directly to projects in local communities. The remaining £15 million is being invested to expand existing projects funded by City Hall that support young Londoners.

So far over 200 projects have been awarded funding, these include activities ranging from theatre groups and employability training to football clubs and art sessions.

What are the aims of the Fund?

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

How do I apply?

Round two of the Young Londoners Fund closed on Friday 12 July 2019.  See the application page for feedback on the applications.

What support and resources are available for organisations?

What activities can young people get involved in now?

Use Our London Map to see what positive activities are on offer to young people in your area.

If you're an organisation that runs events or activities for young people in London you can request to be added to Our London map.

How are we involving young people?

Young people have been at the heart of the Young Londoners Fund from the very beginning. 

The Mayor’s Peer Outreach Team and young people from youth organisations across London have helped at every stage of the Young Londoners Fund process, including:

  • setting priorities for the Young Londoners Fund
  • information sessions for applicants 
  • over 150 young people scored application questions
  • project monitoring and visits 
  • project evaluation

Find out more about their involvement so far. 

We are developing a new toolkit to share practical ways to engage children and young people in project design, development and delivery, so that they are listened to and empowered. 

It will be available online for everyone to access in summer 2019. 

How can I keep up to date?

Sign up to get updates on the Young Londoners Fund where you will be made aware of round two key dates, information sessions and how to access support with your application. 

What impact has the Young Londoners Fund had?

Watch the video below on how the Fund has affected those given funding and read our blogs on what funded organisations are achieving in their communities. 

Inspiring Youth Work 2019

In November 2019 we celebrated National Youth Work Week with Inspiring Youth Work, an exhibition of photographs taken by 10-21 year old Young Londoners Fund participants. The exhibition, at City Hall, aimed to show the powerful impact youth workers can have through the eyes of the young people they support. Photography skills workshops and photographic shoots took place with Bollo Brook Youth Centre, Haringey Play, Reaching Higher, Sycamore Trust and The Winch.

View the Inspiring Youth Work photos and catalogue here.


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