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 Mayor’s Fund for London, we hope that it marks the beginnings of greater support for the many charities and communities across the capital that work so hard for so many disadvantaged young Londoners.”
The Mayor’s Fund for London is an independent, social mobility charity. We empower young Londoners from disadvantaged backgrounds to acquire the skills and opportunities they need to secure employment, climb the career ladder and escape the threat of poverty.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is our patron.
We help children and young people play a greater part in the future of London and our charitable activities focus on wellbeing, skills, employment and enterprise.
In 2017, we reached over 30,000 young Londoners across the capital:
Securing 407 job starts in 2017 (over 1,400 since programme inception in 2015), whilst increasing awareness of alternate job paths to more than 1,076 young Londoners
Enlisting 7,581 primary students and 2,831 secondary students in our Count on Us Maths Challenge Tournament. 99% of primary teachers have reported a beneficial impact on their pupils’ confidence and attitudes towards Maths.
This Spring Half Term 2018, as part of our Kitchen Social holiday food provision programme, we are providing 10,000 free meals and activities in partnership with 100 community groups across 22 boroughs. We are on track to deliver holiday provision across all 33 London Boroughs for over 50,000 children.