We're delighted to be among the first recipients of a grant from the Mayor of London's Young Londoners' Fund for our work building emotional resilience and wellbeing in the lives of young people. This grant will help us fund our specialist support work with young refugees and asylum seekers - one-to-one casework with vulnerable young people which aims to help them to progress in education, access other support services and feel less lonely and socially isolated.
The Mayor created the Young Londoners Fund to help London’s children and young adults make the most of our city. The £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 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.
“By investing in projects, and young people, that are dedicated to giving young Londoners an opportunity to get involved in positive activities, we can work to help every child and teenager at risk off the streets, and away from the dangers of crime" - Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.