News and events

Find out what we’ve been up to and discover the latest news on the capital’s opportunities for young people.

Register for our unique careers event at Dulwich College

‘Shape Your City’ (SYC) is a unique careers event hosted by the Mayor’s Fund for London, in collaboration with the famous Dulwich College, for young Londoners who are interested in careers across the built environment sector.. At SYC, you will meet and connect with young, inspiring, and talented professionals across the industry – from companies

Join our youth board today!

Our youth board is a group of young people from all over London that help ensure that the Mayor’s Fund for London remains relevant and responsive to young people across the capital. We’re a pan-London, non-political, and independent youth social mobility charity based in Southwark. Our work in the fields of food, wellbeing, numeracy, and

Kitchen Social passes 1,000,000 meals mark as food prices soar

The Mayor’s Fund for London has today announced that its flagship holiday food programme, Kitchen Social, has delivered close to 1.1m meals, but warns that this figure could skyrocket during the summer break. Over 110 community clubs around the capital have received small grants for good food and holiday activities, aimed at the estimated 400,000

Join us above London’s skyline for our latest event

‘The Power of Work Experience: Good Practise in the Built Environment’ will gather organisations from across the built environment (BE) as they explore what work experience can do for young people – and why it’s an important tool for organisations looking to level-up their future workforce. What’s the venue? The event will take place in

Innovative school projects supported for Maths Week London

Ahead of this year’s Maths Week London, the Mayor’s Fund for London has worked with generous partners to fund several exciting, inclusive, and innovative maths-based projects at schools across the capital. The Small Grants Scheme, launched earlier in the year, provides grants of up to £250 to London primary and secondary schools. Successful applying schools can

New CEO appointed at the Mayor’s Fund for London

The Mayor’s Fund for London has today announced the appointment of Jim Minton as its new Chief Executive, effective September 2022. Jim will be joining us at a pivotal time, as we experience a surge in demand across our programmes to support young people and families affected by the pandemic and the rising cost of

Young Londoners envision what lies ahead in 2030

Student ambassadors for Access Aspiration have shared their unique, individual visions of what the future holds for them – eight years from now. ‘My Future Self: 2030’ was a project participated in by student ambassadors that help promote and shape Access Aspiration, our employability programme for 16-18-year-olds. As part of the project, they focused on three

Two new ambassadors join the Mayor’s Fund

We’re delighted to welcome two new ambassadors to the Mayor’s Fund for London; Amina Aweis and Peter Bakare. Amina is a neurodivergent accessibility advocate leading and shaping conversations about what it means to be digitally inclusive, receiving recognition from multiple industry leaders. Last year, she received the Rising Star award at the 2021 DevelopHER Awards

Join our first in-person Firm Foundations event

The Built Environment and Young People: Time to dismantle the myths will convene organisations from across the Built Environment (BE) as they myth bust common misconceptions about working in the industry. Hosted at the Dixon Hotel, based in London Bridge, Southwark, the event is free and open to anyone in the Built Environment. The inaugural in-person

School Notices boosts Access Aspiration programme for 2022

As part of our Access Aspiration programme, we’ll be sharing even more insightful employer encounters to young people across London – thanks to our new partnership with the online community, School Notices. Launched in 2014, School Notices is a free-to-join website where parents share advice, digest relevant lifestyle and educational content and buy and sell

HAF: the London experience

As part of our partnership with the Greater London Authority (GLA), the Mayor’s Fund for London hosted a vibrant and informative discussion this morning for local authorities, delivery partners, London infrastructure bodies and charities in the food insecurity space interested in the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme in the capital. In the wake of

Chancellor confirms £200m for school holiday activities and food programme

The Treasury’s Budget announcement of £200m a year for the continuation of the holiday activities and food (HAF) programme is very welcome news. However, it is worrying that the Government has chosen to not extend eligibility for the scheme or to expand the number of children that are eligible for Free School Meals. Currently, nearly

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