Pupils from 179 schools took part in this year’s Count on Us Maths Challenge with the top 15 primary schools and top 12 secondary schools coming together at City Hall this summer to compete in nail-biting finals. The event saw schools cracking challenges that included 24® Card Game, Codebreaking, Tangrams, Pentominoes, Geometric Puzzling and Game

Boot Camp Run raises over £7,000

On 30 June the GLA Running Club and the Midnight Runners hosted the inaugural Mayor’s Fund 10k Boot-Camp Run, sponsored by the LaLiT London. Runners raised more than £7,000 in support of ‘Kitchen Social’ which aims to tackle young Londoners’ growing social isolation and hunger outside of term time. Thank you to all those who took

Primary schools pitch social action projects at City Hall

FUNDING AWARDED TO PRIMARY SCHOOLS FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL PROJECTS Six schools win £1,500 each in City Pitch Primary Finals at City Hall Proposed ideas included tackling knife crime, promoting social cohesion, and encouraging family fitness schemes  Young people from six London schools came together at City Hall yesterday, complete with business plans, budgets and time schedules,

APPG on Hunger recommendations released

Statement by Matthew Patten, Chief Executive, Mayor’s Fund for London “We welcome today’s report from the APPG on Hunger and support its recommendations for government action. Today’s report clearly explains how just £41.5m of the Sugary Drinks Levy (i.e. existing funding) could have a massive impact on solving this problem across the country, bringing together

Youth Board at WE Day: Uniting for Youth Social Change

On Wednesday 22nd March, the Mayor’s Fund for London’s Youth Board attended the annual WE Day celebration at Wembley Arena. The Youth Board is made up of 15-24 year old Londoners, who support our work by acting as Youth Ambassadors for our programmes and our charity. They are also currently working on their own film

Call for MPs to tackle ‘Holiday Hunger’

A group of over 30 organisations, including national charities, businesses and academics, are calling on the UK administrations to commit to eliminating ‘Holiday Hunger’, where children from poorer families struggle to eat a nutritious diet during school holidays. The letter sent to the relevant Secretaries of State and Cabinet Secretaries congratulates the Welsh Government on

Cabinet office visit for the Enterprise Advisers Network

Last week, pupils from Jo Richardson Community School in Dagenham visited Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood at his office in Whitehall. The young people were invited by Sir Jeremy, the UK’s most senior civil servant, to showcase the benefits of the London Enterprise Advisers Network. They also heard more about careers in the civil service.

Flipping for Kitchen Social on Pancake Day

Shrove Tuesday brings together new supporters for Kitchen Social with Borough Market, Better Bankside, Midnight Runners and Northern Trust backing our campaign to tackle holiday hunger and social isolation. With frying pans at the ready, an intrepid Kitchen Social Running Team ventured out of City Hall to take part in Bankside’s Pancake Day Race in

London Enterprise Adviser Network

The London Enterprise Adviser Network kicked off the year with a fantastic Strategy & Networking Event inviting all of our Enterprise Advisers and School leads. We wanted to provide our network with the opportunity to not only gauge new programme developments but also provide a space to share best practice, learning and success stories. Taking place

Partnership with Network Rail shortlisted for UKRIA Award

We are thrilled that our partnership work with Network Rail has been recognised by the UKRIA 2017 awards and shortlisted under the Corporate Social Responsibility category. The winners will be announced at the awards event on the evening of 9 February. Initially starting in 2015, Young London Working and Network Rail, Crossrail programme embarked on a brand new

JB Gill and TJ Dobson launch Kitchen Social

Kitchen Social is our new campaign to tackle the growing problem of holiday hunger amongst the capital’s poorest school children. The campaign launched with the support of farmer and ex JLS member, JB Gill and youth board member, and Junior Masterchef Finalist, TJ Dobson. Statistics suggest that as many as 500,000 London children struggle for

London school children discover and name Four new stars

There are now stars named after London schoolchildren thanks to astronomy initiative ‘Discovery in a Week’ made possible by the Mayor’s Fund for London and Yelena Baturina’s foundation ‘Noosphere’ The four new stars, discovered by the pupils at the Hammersmith Academy within the educational initiative ‘Discovery in a Week’, are now officially named after their

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