Mayor's Young Londoners Fund Salmon Centre visit

Apply for the Young Londoners Fund

Round one of applications for the Young Londoners Fund and the Sport Unites Small Grants Fund closed at 12-noon, Monday 9 July 2018. We are planning to open round two of applications in Spring 2019.

£15 million from the Young Londoners Fund and £500,000 from the Sport Unites Small Grants Fund were made available for projects that support children and young people (aged 10-21) across London, who are either at risk of exclusion or involvement in criminal activity or have been involved in criminal activity.

Projects must be embedded in their local communities and will be delivered through a range of innovative and proven delivery models.

What is the Young Londoners Fund?

The Mayor has created the Young Londoners Fund to help London's children and young adults make the most of our amazing city. 

The new £45 million Young Londoners Fund will help children and young people to fulfil their potential, particularly those at risk of getting caught up in crime. It will support a range of education, sport, cultural and other activities.

The fund will see £30 million made available for projects in local communities. The remaining £15 million will be invested to expand existing projects funded by City Hall that support young Londoners.

The Young Londoners Fund aims to:

  • provide aspirational and positive activities to help support young people to make positive choices and reach their potential
  • give new options to children and young people most at risk of taking the wrong path and stop them getting involved in violence and criminal activity
  • improve coordination and capacity of London's youth offer so more children and young people can access services

Find out more information on the projects benefiting from the Young Londoners Fund.

Read the Prospectus and Application Guide

To find out about the fund's eligibility criteria or to read tips issued on how to complete the application form, please read the Young Londoners Fund Prospectus and Application Form Guidance.

How can I apply?

Applications are now closed for the Young Londoners Fund and the Sport Unites Small Grants Fund.


Have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions, which were regularly throughout the application process.

Applicant Feedback FAQs

Read feedback on Young Londoners Fund grants and Sport Unites small grant applications.

Impact for Youth: funding opportunities

What is Impact for Youth?

Impact for Youth is being developed to support organisations delivering activity funded through the Young Londoners Fund (YLF). This includes the YLF Local Networks.

What is the aim of the YLF Local Networks?

We want to build on existing local networks of voluntary and community sector or youth organisations to provide YLF fund-holders and organisations who are planning to apply to the YLF with access to a network that can provide advice, guidance and support on how to achieve their objectives and outcomes.

How can I apply?

Please note this funding opportunity is now closed for applications. Bids are currently being assessed.

For more information

If you have any queries about this grant opportunity after reading the documentation, please contact: [email protected]

Information Sessions

We held Young Londoners information sessions across London throughout the month of June 2018. The sessions were aimed at organisations that are interested in applying for a grant. Each session was hosted by a local community organisation. We encouraged you to attend the session that is closest to the area you intend to deliver your project. The presentation from the information sessions is available to download in the related documents section at the bottom of this page.

Information Session, City Hall, Monday 18 June – watch online

Watch a recording of the City Hall Information Session held on Monday 18 June.


The order of presentations is as follows:

  • Young Londoners Fund overview – GLA
  • Youth engagement and participation - Mayor’s Peer Outreach Team (Youth engagement and participation)
  • Measuring your Impact - Project Oracle (Children and Youth Evidence Hub)
  • Application form and FAQs - Rocket Science (Grants Management Agent)

This recording will be available to watch online for up to six months