Our Strategic Partners
Barclays is our Founding Strategic Partner investing £1m across four key initiatives – City Year, Globetown Learning Community, Shoreditch Citizens and the Real-Time Evaluation by New Philanthropy Capital. They are providing not only their expertise and resources, but also the time and skills of their employees. Matthew Patten, Mayor’s Fund for London CEO:
Barclays support has been pivotal in getting our ambitious programme off the ground. As well as financial support, they have provided us with sound strategic advice. Their strong employee volunteering programme, in particular around skills-based volunteering, is providing fantastic added value to our projects.
Wendy Lloyd, Barclays Head of Community Investment:
As an employer we believe everyone should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential. Supporting the Mayor’s Fund for London will help many young people achieve this. Our employees have been extending their skills beyond the workplace to help local community projects and we are particularly pleased with our involvement with City Year London.
Goldman Sachs is a key strategic partner of the Mayor’s Fund and has been instrumental in working with us to design Young London Working. They provide sole project funding of £1.5m for the initiative and have been engaged in helping us develop a model for steering young people in London towards quality tested job placement services that will help make them more employable.
Matthew Patten, founding CEO of Mayor’s Fund for London:
We went to Goldman Sachs with the idea of an employment brokerage – at that stage it was just a broad concept. The team at Goldman Sachs really engaged and used their business skills to help us design an initiative that we all believe will have meaningful, sustainable impact. We worked together over the course of a year to transform our idea into a real programme to help improve the employability prospects of young people in London. Goldman Sachs is the sole funder of the initiative and continues to play an active role in shaping its development. Michelle Pinggera, Goldman’s Chief of Staff for EMEA and a Trustee of the Mayor’s Fund, serves on the Young London Working Stakeholder Board.
Magic Breakfast delivers free, healthy breakfast to primary schools with more than 50% free school meals. Hunger is a barrier to eduction and giving these children a good start to their day is critical to ensuring they reach their full potential at school.Magic Breakfast
Tech City Stars will equip 125 youngsters local to the Old St area with a digital apprenticeship and City & Guilds NVQ bespoke to the industry.Tech City Stars
Inspiring Reading places volunteers into schools to support children who are struggling with their reading. Inspring these children to read is critical element in our fight against child poverty in London.Inspiring Reading
Keeping children safe … It is well known that if children do not feel safe, they cannot learn to their full potential. The missdorothy.com programme educates children aged 7-11 on how to keep safe and manage the risks they may face at school, home,...Miss Dorothy
Connecting young people to real jobs … London offers many opportunities for young people to explore their talents and unlock their potential. However, existing provision for training and careers advice remains largely disconnected from employers...Young London Working
Positive role models … City Year London deploys diverse teams of 18-25 year old volunteers (known as corps members) into schools, to perform in-school and after-school programmes and to undertake civic engagement initiatives. Corps members serve...City Year
Prospects, not problems … The Place2Be is a school-based counseling service, dedicated to improving the emotional wellbeing of children, their families and the whole school community. Children today have all sorts of worries from friendships...The Place2Be Shoreditch Hub
Using sport to teach life skills … Working with young people aged 8-19 years old to help them engage in the schooling system and achieve their academic potential via a structured sports engagement programme using dance and table tennis. Delivered...Playing To Win