MD1304 Team London young volunteers into employment

Type of decision: 
Mayoral decision
Code: 
MD1304
Date signed: 
14 January 2014
Decision by: 
Boris Johnson MP (past staff), Mayor of London

Executive summary

Team London is a Mayoral programme which aims to make volunteering easier to do, easier to find out about and rewards and recognises the work of everyday Londoners, voluntary groups and charities.

A key component of Team London is ensuring that, volunteers, including those that are young and unemployed, are able to volunteer at major events in London.

Team London is proposing to use £100,000 of Team London programme budget and £100,000 of ESF under-spend, to grant fund an organisation(s) up to £200,000 to provide a training programme that would build on the experience at major events that would give unemployed and economically inactive volunteers, particular young people, the skills they need to find paid work.

The Mayor is requested to authorise the expenditure of £200,000 which will, following a competitive bidding round, be used to grant fund one or more organisations to deliver the training.

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