Young Londoner’s Fund

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-07-18
Session date: 
July 18, 2019
Reference: 
2019/14619
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

As part of the funding process, is there a focus on distributing funding to organisations across London’s boroughs?

Answer

Young Londoner’s Fund

Young Londoner’s Fund

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Young people from every borough in London can access a range of exciting activities and support from projects funded through the first round of the Young Londoners Fund. 

We want to fund a broad and balanced programme that supports young Londoners who are most at risk of social exclusion or involvement in criminal activity or are already involved in criminal activity. The round two Young Londoners Fund prospectus says that ‘proposals must be informed by local knowledge, need and demand, and shaped by those closest to your communities who have experience of previous delivery in their proposed area. We will pay particular attention to proposals that will deliver to young people facing the biggest challenges including, those from areas with high levels of deprivation and high incidents of serious youth violence.’ 

As part of the Young Londoners Fund application pack we have produced a Data Resource Pack which brings together publicly available data, indicators and maps to highlight potential areas of need.

36 local information sessions were held across the city in partnership with the Young Londoners Fund Local Networks to help organisations planning to apply to round two.