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Mayor's Fund For London

January newsletter

30 Jan 2019

HERE’S A LOOK BACK AT SOME OF THIS MONTH’S HIGHLIGHTS AND NEWS ON WHAT ELSE IS COMING UP. 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…

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13 Dec 2018

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…

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Young Londoners and the Power of Good

14 Nov 2018

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…

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31 Oct 2018

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…

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Movie night’s alright!

18 Oct 2018

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…

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Chasing midnight for charity

02 Oct 2018

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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Mayor of London joins Mayflower Primary at GFI Charity Day

12 Sep 2018

On Monday 11 September, we went over to GFI’s offices in Liverpool Street as part of their annual charity day. Joining us were Count on Us Maths Challenge winners Mayflower Primary School from Poplar, and our Patron, Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London. Every year on Charity Day, Cantor Fitzgerald, BGC Partners and GFI, honour colleagues…

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August Newsletter

28 Aug 2018

LONDON’S EPIC 24 HOUR RELAY RUN IS BACK! SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2018 – STARTS & FINISHES OUTSIDE CITY HALL We are joining forces with the London Midnight Runners again to host our second unique fundraising event – Midnight2Midnight. It’s NOT a race and it’s NOT about how fast you run. It’s about sharing your run…

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Govt funds for holiday hunger welcome

27 Jul 2018

“Ensuring that children have a healthy, active and positive start to life is of critical importance to the well-being of everyone in our city and we know that grassroots community organisations play a significant role in this area. We’ve seen what happens at the front-line when people go hungry, and have learned a lot through…

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Top Primary school maths minds compete in tough final

06 Jul 2018

Year 4 and 5 students from 119 London Primary schools took part in this year’s Count on Us Maths Challenge with the top 15 attending City Hall today to compete in a nail-biting Final.  Our budding mathematicians were on awesome form as they tackled challenges that included 24® Card Game, Tangram shape puzzles, Pentominoes and Codebreaking. There were…

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Thousands raised for hungry young Londoners

26 Jun 2018

We teamed up with The Childhood Trust and BGC Partners this month to take part in a public-facing campaign called The Summer Give to help raise funds for Kitchen Social. The campaign ran from Monday 11 June – Monday 18 June and during this week, all donations made to participating charities were doubled. We’re delighted…

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Young people appeal for community social action

14 Jun 2018

City Hall today played host to children from six London schools seeking essential funding for their community projects as part of our City Pitch programme. City Pitch encourages and helps young Londoners to step up as leaders, learn new skills and make a real difference in their communities and today’s event saw them deliver presentations…

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Transforming London for the better

13 Jun 2018

Matthew Patten, Chief Executive of the Mayor’s Fund for London, today announced that he will be moving on from the organisation on 31st August. Matthew joined the Mayor’s Fund for London as Chief Executive in 2012. Since then, the social mobility charity has seen its impact grow 4-fold, raising over £17m to support its work….

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15 Mar 2018

Some of the capital’s largest employers came together at the House of Lords yesterday to discuss how we need to bridge the gap between young people reaching their potential and companies achieving their growth ambitions. Hosted by Lord Stanley Fink, the event allowed us to introduce our new enhanced employment offer to representatives of business, government,…

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Mayor announces £45m to help young Londoners

13 Feb 2018

The Mayor’s Fund for London welcomes the new announcement by the Mayor and the Greater London Authority of £45million funding to support youth activities over the next three years. Matthew Patten, Chief Executive, Mayor’s Fund for London said: “London’s youth services have never been so hard-pressed so these new funds are very timely. At the…

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Over a 100 years later, it’s now time to end holiday hunger

05 Jan 2018

Holiday hunger has been around for over a 100 years but we can end it this month. The original law introducing school meals to Britain was passed in 1907 – it allowed schools to provide food, but did not force them to do so. That legal obligation did not come until 1944. What’s more, officials…

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