The Mayor’s Entrepreneur Programme is a competition supported by the Citi Foundation that invites London students to come up with smart ideas to improve their city. It can’t have been an easy year to take part in the competition, but very well done and congratulations to the four winners of the 2020 awards: Creative
Introducing Digital Digest
New research by the Food Foundation has shown that during the Coronavirus crisis, more than 200,000 children are skipping meals because families don’t have enough food during the lockdown.
In 2019, the Greater London Authority estimated that 400,000 children in London aged 16 or under were living in food insecurity. Of these, only 196,000 qualify for the government food voucher scheme during the pandemic, meaning at least 200,000 may go hungry. This figure is likely to be higher due to rising unemployment and loss of self-employment income.
We feel that during this crisis it’s important to bring all of the issues and opinions surrounding food insecurity into the spotlight. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming to launch ‘Digital Digest’ – a series of blogs and free webinars bringing together leaders from across the food industry to discuss ways in which we can tackle food insecurity and champion children’s right to food.
National Hygiene Week
We are excited to highlight The Hygiene Bank’s National Hygiene Week, starting today. The Hygiene Bank is a grass roots charity that believes everyone deserves a dignified life and being clean should not be a luxury. We worked with them in July, with the support of Hey Girls, who collectively donated 7,000 period products to
New employability campaign launched: Back on Track
This week, as schools go back across London, we are launching our new big appeal, Back on Track. We need your support to help us change the lives of 40,000 young Londoners from low income and Black, Asian and Minority backgrounds. COVID-19 has made life even harder for London’s young people. They have missed out