A Vision

Ahead of the London Mayoral elections we wanted to ensure young people were at the front and centre of all campaigns. Now our new mayor has been elected, it’s time to ensure young people continue to be involved in his plans for the capital.


A Vision for Young Londoners to 2025 is a vision statement that involves a cross-sector alliance of over 50 organisations, setting out a unified strategy and set of values to help deliver a brighter future for London’s young people.

Supporting organisations include funders, local authorities, youth work practitioners, play providers, formal education providers, arts and sports organisations, the wider voluntary sector, housing providers, and councillors. The Vision was developed with their input, and is part of the dialogue between policy makers and providers across the capital.

The Vision is a commitment to the young people that we work with, and work for, and to the shared values of:

  1. Putting young people at the centre of all we do.
  2. Committing to meaningful and sustained collaboration.
  3. Being positive and aspirational for young Londoners.
  4. To be guided by the imperative of enabling young people.

The Vision for Young Londoners was conceived in 2015 by London Youth, London Funders and Partnership for Young London. It aims to unite the youth sector under a common agenda to deliver a better future for London’s young people.

  • Our asks for the new Mayor of London

    We developed a set of clear and specific asks which we wanted all the Mayoral candidates to sign up to:

    1. Appoint a Deputy Mayor for young people to prioritise their needs and contribution across all policy areas
    2. Create a strategic plan to meet young Londoners’ housing needs
    3. Guarantee all young Londoners the chance to play, volunteer, participate in sport, and take advantage of London’s fantastic cultural offer
    4. Back votes at 16 for all future London elections.
    5. Reward employers who recruit young Londoners, and encourage companies to work with their local community to open up meaningful work experience opportunities for all
    6. Make London a healthier place to grow up, focusing on health inequalities, better mental health services and a bigger say for young people in local health priorities

    We’re pleased that our new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, was one of the Mayoral candidates we were able to interview about their commitments:

    Sadiq Khan: https://t.co/QDdryo0ZR6
    Caroline Pidgeon:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9SvaZCvP0g
    Sophie Walker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfXhvuyf0LA
    Sian Berry:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTlpW_lVdMo

  • Sign-up to the Vision

    The Vision for Young Londoners currently has over 85 organisations, and over 35 local councillors supporting it. We are continuing to ask organisations to sign up to the Vision – we want a strong cross-sector alliance of organisations to help shape the strategy to deliver and present a united voice in the coming post-election period for the youth agenda. To sign up contact  matthew.walsham@cityoflondon.gov.uk.

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