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Apply for the Young Londoners Fund

Round two of the Young Londoners Fund will open on Wednesday 15 May 2019 and close at midday on Friday 12 July .

Round one of applications for the Young Londoners Fund and the Sport Unites Small Grants Fund closed in July 2018.

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 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.

Who can apply?

We are looking for organisations to run projects that support children and young people in London to make positive choices. 

Organisations can apply providing they meet the criteria listed in the round one Young Londoners Fund Prospectus

Read the prospectus and application form guidance

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

Please note that the updated prospectus and application form guidance for round two will be published on Wednesday 15 May 2019.


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

Where can I attend an information session?

Information sessions will be taking place from May 2019. 

Sign up to receive updates on the Young Londoners Fund.

Feedback on round one applications

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

What support can I get?

A series of project development workshops were held in February 2019 for organisations who might want to apply for the fund. The workshop resources, which include worksheets, exemplar application answers and presentations from Young Londoners Fund holders, can be downloaded by everyone.  

You can also get in touch with a Young Londoners Fund Local Network to find out what support they can offer you.

Who are we already funding?

We have provided funding for 179 projects across London including: 

  • Young Londoners Fund grants 
  • Young Londoners Fund Local Networks 

City Hall scale up projects:

Find out more information about the projects and search by activity and area.