Mayor’s Fund Blog No.1

26th May 2015

 

Another bank holiday behind us and there is a feeling of focus among the Mayor’s Fund for London team. It’s always a bit quieter during half-term, but this is very much a case of calm before a very exciting storm. This June, we can look forward to three events in nine days between 9th and 18th.

 

One primary school pupil told us how they particularly enjoyed the Count on Us Primary Challenge heats
One primary school pupil told us how they particularly enjoyed the Count on Us Primary Challenge heats

First up is the Count on Us Primary Challenge Finals on Tuesday 9th. Following a fantastic series of heats in City Hall, 100 schools have been whittled down to 13 and they are raring to go with 24® double digits, plus more complex versions of the codebreaking and puzzles.

Six more schools arrive at City Hall on Monday 15th June for the second edition of City Pitch this year. Chasing £1,000 investment to their community project, they will have to convince a panel that includes a representative from the programme’s supporters, Santander.

Tower 42 opens its doors to the Mayor’s Fund for London on Thursday 18th June. Along with some help from our brilliant Youth Board, we will be auctioning some very special items off to some very special guests!

Our independent distribution board are currently working through applications for the first round of Penny for London grants to be announced in July. Sign up here to change the lives of London children if you have not already.

Also still up for grabs are places in the Mayor’s Fund for London team for the London 10k (12th July) or Potential Ride London Surrey (2nd August).  Find out more here.

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Have a great week!