The Third Sector

MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What policies have you enacted to support this sector since becoming Mayor?


Answer for The Third Sector

Answer for The Third Sector

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am proud of my record in supporting organisations and individuals who want to contribute something positive to our city and its communities. 

I established my Team London volunteering programme to capitalise on the volunteering legacy of the London 2012 Games. I am pleased that Team London has now achieved over 100,000 active volunteers, meeting my target well ahead of schedule. Across the capital, Londoners of all ages are now lending a hand in their local communities as a result of this programme.

The Mayor's Fund for London and Mayor's Music Fund, two charities which I helped establish, are providing disadvantaged young Londoners with skills and opportunities to develop their potential.

I am pleased that a significant number of third sector organisations have signed up to become accredited London Living Wage employers and are now paying their employees a decent wage.