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  71% of young Londoners
News and events
Find out what we’ve been up to and discover the latest news on the capital’s opportunities for young people.
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
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
Transforming London for the better
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.