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
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 and opportunities they need to thrive and fulfil their potential.
Being officially sworn in at Shakespeare’s Globe this morning, Sadiq also announced ‘Let’s do London’ – a new campaign focused on getting the tourism and creative industry up and running again. This initiative correlates with our ambitions to grow our work in this space and promote our Manifesto for Change – a series of five urgent and practical recommendations for the industry.
Structural inequalities in this city continue to be exposed and exacerbated by Covid-19, and we know that those from low-income and Black, Asian or minority ethnic backgrounds are being disproportionally affected. More must be done to reverse these inequalities.
This past year alone has been incredibly busy for the Mayor’s Fund for London as we saw need for our services skyrocket, and we were able to reach and support close to 40,000 young people across the capital. Our focus now is to help transform the lives of 100,000 young Londoners by 2023.
We look forward to working with the Mayor and his team to realise this mission.
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