Read all the latest news stories, blogs and policy updates from London Youth and across our network.

  • The NCS Experience…

    12 August 2013

    12 August 2013 The National Citizens Service (NCS) is a programme funded by the Cabinet Office which seeks to recognise the value of a summer holiday experience in developing young people’s confidence, character and commitment to social action. In 2012 London Youth partnered up with The Challenge Network to support the delivery of The Challenge programme in the boroughs […]

  • Build-it creates jobs

    07 August 2013

    7 August 2013 Build-it programme breaks down unemployment barriers for young people in London Our Build-it programme, which started life on Channel  4’s ‘The Secret Millions’ series, has now helped two young people find jobs in construction and electrical instillation within just three weeks. As well as this it has given them good employability skills, which […]

  • Volunteer it myself

    30 July 2013

    Find out more about how you can get involved with London Youth here. This week a number of London Youth staff – along with members of the Communications Team from the Big Lottery Fund – are taking a morning or afternoon off to volunteer alongside young people and trades mentors to renovate Lansdowne Youth Centre […]

  • Payment by results

    16 July 2013

    16 July 2013 Payment by results on youth employment programmes must incentivise progress into careers, not just jobs Last week on the escalator down to the Victoria Line at Euston I bumped into Dami, a young man who used to be part of London Youth’s Youth Advisory Board, Dare London. He was in good form, […]

  • Youth policy responsibility moves to Cabinet Office

    09 July 2013

    It has been announced that responsibility for youth policy will move from the Department for Education to the Cabinet Office. Nick Hurd, minister for civil society, will now have overall responsibility for the area, including commitments to oversee the statutory duty on local authorities for youth provision in their areas. The brief also includes “strategic […]

  • Innovate for Good

    05 July 2013

    [video:] In August 2013 London Youth was pleased to partner with Microsoft to launch the 'Innovate for Good' programme in the UK.

 'Innovate for Good', a Microsoft YouthSpark programme, is a global community enabling young people to collaborate, inspire and support each other while using technology to make a difference in their communities.

 The inaugural […]

  • Minister visits VIY project

    14 June 2013

    On Wednesday 13th June the Volunteer It Yourself (VIY) project was visited by Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society. The Minister was shown around Hall Green Boxing Club in Tyseley, Birmingham, and met a group of young volunteers, all aged 14-17, who are undertaking urgently needed repair and refurbishment work on the club with the support of local tradespeople. […]

  • Three ingredients for social innovation success

    12 June 2013

    12 June 2013 Our Build-it programme brings young people and older tradespeople together to refurbish empty homes in Lambeth, returning them to use for social housing. Today, in a guest blog for the Big Lottery Fund and on the official launch day of our Build-it project, London Youth's chief executive, Rosie Ferguson, explains more about […]

  • Happy Volunteers' Week!

    31 May 2013

    Volunteers' Week this year takes place on 1-7 June, and London Youth has a lot to celebrate. Each day this week we'll be sharing a success story from our work with volunteers involved across our network of 400 community youth organisations. This year at London Youth we have engaged over 200 volunteers and together they […]

  • Think Big, Get Big

    23 May 2013

    25 May 2013 ‘Think Big, Get Big’; the words of a late night cab driver in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, earlier this month, when talking about his ambitions for his yacht and real estate business. More than just an insight into the American Dream, is this the kick that we in the youth sector need if […]