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APPG on Hunger recommendations released

25 Apr 2017

Statement by Matthew Patten, Chief Executive, Mayor’s Fund for London “We welcome today’s report from the APPG on Hunger and support its recommendations for government action. Today’s report clearly explains how just £41.5m of the Sugary Drinks Levy (i.e. existing funding) could have a massive impact on solving this problem across the country, bringing together…

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Youth Board at WE Day: Uniting for Youth Social Change

30 Mar 2017

On Wednesday 22nd March, the Mayor’s Fund for London’s Youth Board attended the annual WE Day celebration at Wembley Arena. The Youth Board is made up of 15-24 year old Londoners, who support our work by acting as Youth Ambassadors for our programmes and our charity. They are also currently working on their own film…

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Call for MPs to tackle ‘Holiday Hunger’

22 Mar 2017

A group of over 30 organisations, including national charities, businesses and academics, are calling on the UK administrations to commit to eliminating ‘Holiday Hunger’, where children from poorer families struggle to eat a nutritious diet during school holidays. The letter sent to the relevant Secretaries of State and Cabinet Secretaries congratulates the Welsh Government on…

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Cabinet office visit for the Enterprise Advisers Network

15 Mar 2017

Last week, pupils from Jo Richardson Community School in Dagenham visited Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood at his office in Whitehall. The young people were invited by Sir Jeremy, the UK’s most senior civil servant, to showcase the benefits of the London Enterprise Advisers Network. They also heard more about careers in the civil service….

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Flipping for Kitchen Social on Pancake Day

28 Feb 2017

Shrove Tuesday brings together new supporters for Kitchen Social with Borough Market, Better Bankside, Midnight Runners and Northern Trust backing our campaign to tackle holiday hunger and social isolation. With frying pans at the ready, an intrepid Kitchen Social Running Team ventured out of City Hall to take part in Bankside’s Pancake Day Race in…

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London Enterprise Adviser Network

16 Feb 2017

The London Enterprise Adviser Network kicked off the year with a fantastic Strategy & Networking Event inviting all of our Enterprise Advisers and School leads. We wanted to provide our network with the opportunity to not only gauge new programme developments but also provide a space to share best practice, learning and success stories. Taking place…

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Partnership with Network Rail shortlisted for UKRIA Award

07 Feb 2017

We are thrilled that our partnership work with Network Rail has been recognised by the UKRIA 2017 awards and shortlisted under the Corporate Social Responsibility category. The winners will be announced at the awards event on the evening of 9 February. Initially starting in 2015, Young London Working and Network Rail, Crossrail programme embarked on a brand new…

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JB Gill and TJ Dobson launch Kitchen Social

16 Jan 2017

Kitchen Social is our new campaign to tackle the growing problem of holiday hunger amongst the capital’s poorest school children. The campaign launched with the support of farmer and ex JLS member, JB Gill and youth board member, and Junior Masterchef Finalist, TJ Dobson. Statistics suggest that as many as 500,000 London children struggle for…

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London school children discover and name Four new stars

21 Dec 2016

There are now stars named after London schoolchildren thanks to astronomy initiative ‘Discovery in a Week’ made possible by the Mayor’s Fund for London and Yelena Baturina’s foundation ‘Noosphere’ The four new stars, discovered by the pupils at the Hammersmith Academy within the educational initiative ‘Discovery in a Week’, are now officially named after their…

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400 Young Londoners supported into work

15 Dec 2016

Our Young London Working project provides young Londoners with good quality jobs, proactively connecting employers with young Londoners and a network of over 70 providers, creating pathways to jobs, apprenticeships and paid work experience. We supply one to one support for young Londoners who have exclusive access to job opportunities generated by Young London Working. Our…

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We have lift off!

13 Dec 2016

The Mayor’s Fund for London began the teacher training for the Discovery within a Week (a Noosfera project) project last week. Teachers from 6 schools across London are taking on the challenge of real-life astronomy research with groups of students. Working with astronomers from UCL the teachers learned the basics of Astronomy and how to…

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count on us inspires thousands to have fun with maths

08 Dec 2016

From Primary and Secondary Challenge tournaments to Maths Clubs and engaging parents, our Count on Us numeracy programme has supported over 18,000 young Londoners to boost their skills and confidence in maths in 2016. Huge congratulations to Nelson Primary School and Loxford School of Science and Technology, our 2016 Primary and Secondary Challenge Champions. We’re looking…

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RAICHÉ MEDERICK NAMED YOUNG LONDONER OF THE YEAR 2016

01 Dec 2016

The 3rd annual Mayor’s Fund for London Awards, held 1st December at City Hall, awarded 23 year old Raiché Mederick the Young Londoner of the Year (16-24 yr old) Award 2016. From a shortlist of three outstanding young people, Raiché, from Waltham Forest, shone through for her bravery, entrepreneurship and desire to help others. Raiché…

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Love it or hate it … Brexit and the role of charities

17 Nov 2016

Our Chief Executive, Matthew Patten, was invited to speak at the ACEVO (Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations) annual conference on the subject of the role of civil society in making Brexit work. The Guardian ran a thought piece. You can read it here.

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Festive Partnership with Pickett

15 Nov 2016

Pickett, of Burlington Gardens, purveyors of luxury leather goods and personalised accessories, will be our official charity partner from 16th November to 24 December. To celebrate our partnership, Pickett will be hosting guests for a drinks evening and a raffle on 16 November. For the duration of the Christmas season, Pickett will also offer a…

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Blog 12: Paris, Pi & Prizes!

14 Nov 2016

Maths Challenge Champs Take France The Count on Us Secondary Challenge is the Mayor’s Fund for London’s numeracy tournament delivered in partnership with the Jack Petchey Foundation. Last year, 48 schools went head to head, culminating with the grand finale at City Hall in July, which crowned Loxford School from Redbridge as our 2016 Secondary…

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