News and events

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

Kitchen Social to provide 225,000 meals for London children

As the summer holidays kick off this week, over 27,500 children at risk of food insecurity and isolation are set to access free meals and holiday activities via our Kitchen Social programme. Launched in 2017, Kitchen Social was originally intended as a three-year programme. However, the combined impact of Covid-19 on low-income families, Brexit on

Celebrating our Access Aspiration Student Ambassadors

Last week, we held a special virtual celebration event for our Access Aspiration Student Ambassadors to thank them for all their hard work over the past academic year. But who are our Student Ambassadors? But who are our Student Ambassadors? They are a passionate group of young people currently participating in the programme and who

Young mathmaticians compete in pan-London maths tournament

Last week, Years 4 and 5 pupils and Years 7, 8 and 9 students came together in person to compete in socially distanced Finals for the 2021 Count on Us Challenge. After spending the last academic year practicing with teammates and against peers in a series of online heats, the finalist teams were excited to

Christina Okorocha becomes an ambassador

We are delighted to announce that Christina Okorocha has come on board as an ambassador. Christina is the co-founder of VAMP – a digital talent and entertainment PR agency working with some of the biggest entertainment, film and TV companies such as Warner Brothers, Disney, Universal Music and Atlantic Records. They support organisations to maximise

Congratulations to our Patron

We are delighted that Sadiq Khan will continue as Patron of the Charity and congratulate him on successfully achieving a second term as Mayor of London. Sadiq’s commitment to social integration, social mobility and investing in young Londoners is wonderfully aligned with the Fund’s mission to empower young Londoners from disadvantaged backgrounds to acquire the skills

Our new ambition: supporting 100,000 Young Futures by 2023

Covid-19 is the challenge of a lifetime. We need radical action to reverse inequality and ensure all children and young people are able to thrive and fulfil their potential. That is why we are today launching our new ambition: to transform the life chances of 100,000 young Londoners by 2023. Join us. Take me to

Family meal box scheme extended across the capital

Over 100,000 meals are set to be delivered in partnership with a record number of local authorities this Easter holiday through a major extension of our Take & Make recipe box scheme. Taking inspiration from the recipe kit box phenomenon – Hello Fresh and Mindful Chef – and designed in direct response to Covid-19, every

Promoting diversity within the interiors industry

At the Mayor’s Fund, we believe that attracting and sustaining a diverse employee base will provide benefits both to business and society as a whole. We continue to champion diverse young talent and inspire a future generation through our Diversity Pledge, which aims to break down barriers for young people from low-income and BAME backgrounds

Kitchen Social food offer includes 10,000 books

As part of The Literacy Project, HarperCollins is to donate 10,000 books by authors including Michael Morpurgo, Ant Middleton and David Walliams to the Mayor’s Fund for London via its Kitchen Social programme to support families during the Covid-19 pandemic. The books will be received by 25-30 Kitchen Social hubs, currently serving over 1,700 young

New Government HAF support package announced

The Government’s recent announcement outlining a significant funding package to help alleviate child food poverty in the UK is a very welcome step in the right direction. As one of the recipients of the Holiday Food and Activities grant this summer, we know just how much of a huge lifeline the extension of the scheme

London and New York youth connect in exciting virtual event

A commitment to supporting the ideas and creativity of young people is the driving force behind My City and Me – a project that gives young people a creative platform to share their experiences of the pandemic. On Wednesday, the project concluded with an exciting virtual event for our young people and like-minded young New

Meet the Entrepreneurs

The Mayor’s Entrepreneur Programme is a competition supported by the Citi Foundation that invites London students to come up with smart ideas to improve their city. It can’t have been an easy year to take part in the competition, but very well done and congratulations to the four winners of the 2020 awards: Creative Industries

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