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Join our mission to support 100,000 young Londoners by 2023. You can help transform young lives through our food, education and employability programmes by making a donation now. Thank you.

90p in every £1 we raise is used to support children and young people.

The Mayor’s Fund for London is an independent charity championing opportunities for young Londoners from low income backgrounds.
The Mayor of London is our patron.
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A fairer city

Young Londoners from low income and Black, Asian or minority ethnic backgrounds are still unable to make the best of the opportunities this city has to offer. The pandemic has only exacerbated this.

We are committed to changing the social mobility narrative in London and creating an environment where all young people, regardless of background, can thrive. We recognise the complexity of addressing social mobility in London and have ambitious plans to support young Londoners in achieving happy and fulfilling lives.

Join us in making London a fairer place for all.

Firm Foundations

Firm Foundations is a campaign in close collaboration with the Built Environment industry.

Our aim is to create a stronger and more inclusive industry where young Londoners from all backgrounds feel they belong and can flourish. We are inviting everyone who has a role to play to come join us and change the future of the Built Environment for the better.

Creative sector spotlight

London’s creative industry has major economic pulling power. However, young people from low income and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds aspiring to enter the sector are faced with a highly uneven playing field. Lack of access to relevant networks, widespread informal recruitment practices and limited progression pathways disproportionally affect these groups, thus depriving London of diverse voices and talents. This is why we have created a Manifesto for Change: five urgent and practical recommendations to make the creative industry more inclusive and diverse.

Our supporters

We couldn’t impact the lives of thousands of young Londoners without the support of our partners. A huge thank you to everyone who has supported us in our mission to help young Londoners grow.