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Runners claim the streets from Midnight2Midnight

04 Oct 2017

Over 400 runners took to the streets of London last weekend (29-30 Sept) for London’s epic 24 hour relay running event, Midnight2Midnight. The event was organised by London Midnight Runners who nominated us as the beneficiary charity for this annual event. Runners raised over £8,600 for our work with young Londoners from disadvantaged backgrounds. As…

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The Art of Success with Ebony-Jewel Rainford-Brent

13 Sep 2017

This week, our Chief Executive Matthew Patten sits down with the inspirational Ebony-Jewel Rainford-Brent to talk about leadership and social mobility for The Art of Success Podcast. LISTEN NOW With over 20 years senior management experience, Matthew talks about his journey from starting out as a tea boy in an agency to now sitting in City…

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Youth Board helps evaluate Kitchen Social

05 Sep 2017

Members of our Youth Board visited Kitchen Social holiday provision clubs over the summer to support with vital programme research and evaluation. The Kitchen Social campaign aims to tackle holiday hunger by supporting local community organisations to develop a food and social development offer for children over the school holidays. AJ, Erica, TJ, Jhemar and…

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03 Aug 2017

34 community hubs across 16 London boroughs are delivering holiday food provision this summer10,000 free meals will be provided to over 1,600 children as part of the Mayor’s Fund for London Kitchen Social programme Hubs in Bexley, Brent, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith & Fulham, Havering, Hillingdon, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Newham, Southwark…

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Young people keen to take on community social action

26 Jul 2017

SECONDARY SCHOOLS REWARDED FOR PASSION AND COMMITMENT TO IMPROVING LOCAL COMMUNITIES Schools win £1,500 each in City Pitch Secondary Finals at City Hall Proposed ideas included tackling mental health and loneliness, engaging the elderly, celebrating diversity, and combating knife crime Young people from six London secondary schools came together at City Hall this month to successfully…

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25 Jul 2017

The Mayor’s Fund for London has merged Access Aspiration, London’s largest provider of aspirational placements for state schools, into its organisation. Both charities are committed to improving the social mobility of young Londoners from disadvantaged backgrounds by enhancing their employability. Access Aspiration works with London schools to provide high quality work experience opportunities and in-school…

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25 Jul 2017

Pupils from 179 schools took part in this year’s Count on Us Maths Challenge with the top 15 primary schools and top 12 secondary schools coming together at City Hall this summer to compete in nail-biting finals. The event saw schools cracking challenges that included 24® Card Game, Codebreaking, Tangrams, Pentominoes, Geometric Puzzling and Game…

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Boot Camp Run raises over £7,000

17 Jul 2017

On 30 June the GLA Running Club and the Midnight Runners hosted the inaugural Mayor’s Fund 10k Boot-Camp Run, sponsored by the LaLiT London. Runners raised more than £7,000 in support of ‘Kitchen Social’ which aims to tackle young Londoners’ growing social isolation and hunger outside of term time. Thank you to all those who took…

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Primary schools pitch social action projects at City Hall

29 Jun 2017

FUNDING AWARDED TO PRIMARY SCHOOLS FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL PROJECTS Six schools win £1,500 each in City Pitch Primary Finals at City Hall Proposed ideas included tackling knife crime, promoting social cohesion, and encouraging family fitness schemes  Young people from six London schools came together at City Hall yesterday, complete with business plans, budgets and time schedules,…

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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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