The Mayor has created the Young Londoners Fund to help London’s children and young adults make the most of our amazing city.
Mayor’s Young Londoners Fund
The Mayor's new £45m 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 for children and young people. The 3-year fund will see £30m made available for projects in local communities. The remaining £15m will be invested to expand existing projects funded by City Hall that support young Londoners.
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Apply for HeadStart Action
Applications are now open for HeadStart Action.
Applications deadline: 23:59, Friday 7 September
As part of the Young Londoners Fund, Team London and The Challenge are inviting experienced youth organisations in London to apply for funding to deliver HeadStart Action. HeadStart Action is a personal and social development programme for young people who are at risk of becoming not in education, employment or training. A total of £200,000 is available to deliver five HeadStart Action projects during 2018-19.
Grants of up to £40,000 per project are on offer to community groups, small charities and voluntary sector organisations in London to deliver the programme in their area. We welcome applicants who apply to deliver the programme in multiple areas, however, you must demonstrate a track record of local delivery and an understanding of local needs and challenges. You should also have the necessary partnerships to engage local young people who are at risk of becoming NEET. Activities should be delivered in Southwark, Newham, Lambeth, Haringey, Tower Hamlets, Croydon, Westminster, Hackney, Brent or Lewisham.
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 are now 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.
Apply for Young London Inspired Multi-Year Grants
Applications for Young London Inspired Multi-Year Grant closed at 12-noon on Monday 9 July.
As part of the Mayor's Young Londoners Fund, we are offering grants totaling £500,000 to organisations who work with young people. Grants of £10,000-£30,000 per year, for up to three years, are available for community groups, small charities and voluntary sector organisations to run projects which encourage young Londoners to volunteer or take part in social action.
Apply for Stepping Stones
Applications closed at 12-noon, Friday 18 May 2018
Find out more about the Stepping Stones programme and free toolkit - supporting vulnerable pupils to transition from primary to secondary school.
Information on City Hall projects
Further details have been announced about the first £5m to scale up to existing City Hall projects, including support for community sports initiatives, gang exit programmes and projects to train teachers and youth workers in mental health first aid. More details are in the full press release.