News and events

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

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

Dismantling built environment barriers together

Hundreds of senior leaders and practitioners across the built environment joined the official launch of our Firm Foundations campaign today, which aims to make the industry more diverse and inclusive for young Londoners, especially those from diverse socio-economic and multi-ethnic backgrounds. Speakers at the virtual event included Geeta Nanda, CEO MTVH and chair of G15 group

Levelling the playing field for young Londoners

British Property Federation, Berkeley Group, the G15 group of London’s largest housing associations, JLL and many others lend their voice to help young Londoners from underrepresented communities enter and flourish in industry Racism is prevalent. Estates Gazette annual race report shows 84% of ethnic minority respondents feel racism is an issue in the sector and

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

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