News and events

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

Dizzee Rascal visits his local Kitchen Social hub

World famous artist Dizzee Rascal made a surprise visit to Bygrove Primary School in Poplar today to volunteer and support food relief efforts for the local community. Dizzee spent the morning packing food parcels and serving meals to children and families. The parcels contained enough food to make five meals for a family of four,

Introducing Digital Digest

New research by the Food Foundation has shown that during the Coronavirus crisis, more than 200,000 children are skipping meals because families don’t have enough food during the lockdown. In 2019, the Greater London Authority estimated that 400,000 children in London aged 16 or under were living in food insecurity.  Of these, only 196,000 qualify

Launching our emergency Covid-19 appeal

Covid-19 has increased the number of children and young people in London at risk of ‘food insecurity’ – this means those who cannot guarantee sufficient quality or quantity of food. In 2019, the Greater London Authority estimated that 400,000 children aged 16 or under were in food insecurity. Of these, only 196,000 will qualify for

February newsletter

New report on social mobility in London Just 17% of London’s professional jobs are held by young people from low income backgrounds, compared to 30% nationally. Additionally, one in four young Londoners think that ‘people like me’ do not succeed in life. These are just some of the shocking findings from our brand new report,

Our new report on social mobility is launched at City Hall

New report shows that despite great progress in education, London remains stagnant on social mobility In partnership with leading global management consulting firm, Oliver Wyman, today we launched ‘One City, Two Worlds’, a new report that shows London has a broken path to social mobility. Through a new review of multiple datasets and by conducting

The first-ever London Children’s Food Insecurity Summit

On Monday 13th January 2020, we held the first-ever London Children’s Food Insecurity Summit in partnership with the Food Foundation and the Greater London Authority. . The event put young Londoners at the forefront of food policy issues and explored the barriers and opportunities to protecting children’s nutrition and the actions stakeholders can take to

January newsletter

A message from our new Chief Executive For me, 2019 means a new job – probably the best job in the world – as chief executive of the Mayor’s Fund for London. I am delighted that we have worked with so many of you over the years and I’m looking forward to delivering great things

London’s youth speak out

Representatives from youth organisations, local authorities and charities joined us at City Hall earlier this week for the premiere of a short film about youth voice and to hear about what matters to young people in London. London has a growing youth population with 1 in 4 now aged 18 or under [1] 71% of young Londoners

Young Londoners and the Power of Good

bareMinerals, the clean beauty brand, last week announced the launch of its Power of Good Fund. From January 2019, this philanthropic initiative will donate 1% of sales from its boutiques and website to various charities that champion women’s education, entrepreneurialism, and mentorship. “As a mother, businesswoman, and advocate for change, it was incredibly important that we establish

Mayor’s Fund appoints new CEO

Social mobility charity, the Mayor’s Fund for London, has today announced the appointment of Kirsty McHugh as its new Chief Executive, effective 1 January 2019. Kirsty will be joining the Fund at a pivotal time, leading a review of the Fund’s strategy, building on the success of existing initiatives and working with partners to leverage

Movie night’s alright!

Films have the power to bring people together which is why we’re super excited about our movie-themed fundraiser on 18th December at the London Hilton Tower Bridge Hotel. A fun evening with drinks and canapes, this is the sixth year that we’ll have been nominated as beneficiary, which last year raised an amazing £72,000 in support

Chasing midnight for charity

Last weekend, we teamed up with London Midnight Runners again to host #Midnight2Midnight and we’re thrilled to say the event surpassed all expectations and raised a splendid £15,000! Midnight2Midnight is 24 x 10km running loops starting on the hour, every hour, accompanied by the Midnight Runners crew. Participants simply pay an entry fee and then run

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