News and events

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

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

Mayor of London joins Mayflower Primary at GFI Charity Day

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

August newsletter

London’s epic 24 hour relay run is back!  Saturday 29 September 2018 – starts and finishes outside City Hall We’re 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 with

Govt funds for holiday hunger welcome

“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

Top Primary school maths minds compete in tough final

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

Thousands raised for hungry young Londoners

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

Young people appeal for community social action

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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