In 2018, the Mayor of London set up the Young Londoners Fund (YLF) 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
To date, 179 projects have been awarded funding, which include activities ranging from theatre groups and employability training to football clubs and art sessions.