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Mayor's Fund For London
22 Aug 2016

Penny for London is now closed.

We launched Penny for London as the world’s first contactless donations scheme and want to thank you for your incredible generosity in supporting us during this ground-breaking initiative.

Every penny donated has enabled charities like the Dallaglio Foundation, The Honeypot Children’s Charity in Hammersmith, Camden Arts Centre, and many more, to positively impact the lives of young people for the better. Read more below about how your donations have helped to support London charities.

If you have any further questions about Penny for London, please see our FAQs  or you can call the Contact Centre on 01707 383 500 or email

If you would like to continue supporting young Londoners through the work that we do, you can or make a one-off or regular donation by clicking the DONATE NOW button at the top of this page.

Charities that were supported are:

The Honeypot Children’s Charity, Hammersmith and Fulham

Provides respite breaks and outreach support to young carers and vulnerable children, aged 5 -12 years old. Most of the children are young carers who juggle school and growing up whilst performing a surrogate adult role at home.

Dallaglio Foundation, Wandsworth

The Dallaglio Foundation helps young people change their lives for the better through the platform and inherent values of rugby. They achieve this through a ground-breaking programme, which gives self-belief, opportunities and support to young people from the most disadvantaged backgrounds.

Urban Development, Newham

Supporting the urban music talent in London through youth work and connections to the music industry, Urban Development has built a reputation for inspiring young people and championing some of brightest names on the local and national scene.

Camden Arts Centre, Camden

Camden Arts Centre’s ‘Get the Message’ project is a collaborative project between young people with learning disabilities, teachers and artists. The project aims to challenge notions of disability as a limitation through collaborative activities which champion all forms of communication and self-expression.

Barnet Community Projects, Barnet

Barnet Community Projects facilitate long term social improvement and have developed partnerships working with statutory, voluntary and other organisations in a common effort to provide social activities, employment, information and advice and opportunities to develop new skills and knowledge.

Friendship Works, Camden

Friendship Works recruits and trains adult volunteer mentors who commit to meeting with a young person three times a month for a minimum of two years. Their long term, child led, early intervention mentoring model has been proven to improve the emotional well-being, resilience and life chances of young people facing multiple disadvantage in London.

Farms for City Children, Southwark

The charity offers urban children from all over the country a unique opportunity to live and work together for a week at a time on a real farm in the heart of the countryside. They aim to widen children’s life experiences so they learn hands-on where their food comes from, the importance of caring for animals and the land, and the value of working as a team.

Dispossessed Fund (Evening Standard)

Helping grassroots charities tackling poverty, inequality and exclusion across the capital.

Cash for Kids (magic FM)

Cash for Kids responds to the needs of children in our communities so they can live life to the full and realise their individual potential. Based across 21 areas in the UK, we support children aged 0-18 who are disabled, disadvantaged or suffering from abuse or neglect.

Mayor’s Music Fund

An independent charity with the vision that every child who demonstrates significant musical ability, enthusiasm and commitment to learning an instrument is given the opportunity to develop their potential.

Penny for London is a trading name of and is administered by The Mayor’s Fund for London.

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