12 June 2018

For the fourth year running, London Youth has partnered with CVC Capital Partners to offer its members small grants to run activities for young people during the summer holidays.

The CVC Foundation was interested in supporting projects that will strengthen young people’s employability prospects. Especially, those that will help young people attain new qualifications, provide opportunities to gain meaningful experience, and improve their career management skills. We were looking for great projects where young people are meaningfully involved from inception to evaluation.

It has been an incredibly competitive process with 40 applications totalling £162,430 in requested funding. There was a limited pot of £50,000 available this time and the judging panel had to make some very difficult decisions using the criteria and information provided.

We are very happy to announce our 12 successful grantees are:

  • Cambridge House
  • Cedars Youth & Community Centre
  • Copenhagen Youth Project
  • Kentish Town Community Centre
  • Leaders in Community
  • Queens Crescent Community Association
  • Rathbone Society
  • Samuel Lithgow Youth Centre
  • Streatham Youth and Community Trust
  • The Avenues Youth Club
  • The Winchester Project
  • Westminster House Youth Club

These 12 applications span a range of exciting projects, from work experience with media industry experts, work readiness and leadership programmes to using innovative accessible technologies. The 12 projects will engage over 390 young people across the summer months. All the projects aim to increase young peoples employability skills as well as provide them with engaging and fun summer activities.

Thank you to CVC Capital Partners for their continued support of young people across the capital and for helping to enable youth led summer programmes to happen!