• BBC Newsround: Youth club charities warn about centres closing after coronavirus

    BBC Newsround has published an article on the impact of COVID-19 on the financial sustainability of the youth sector. The article references the work that London Youth has done to reflect the impact of COVID-19 on our members in our report ‘Running on Reserves’: New data from the charity London Youth also found that almost a […]

  • Dare London is recruiting for 2020-2021

    Recruitment for Dare London 2020/2021 is now closed.  What is Dare London? Dare London is the youth board for London Youth. A central part of London Youth, Dare London ensure the organisation is relevant and responsive to young people across the capital. Dare London’s main activities include:  Ensuring young people’s voices are at the heart […]

  • BBC Radio London: Impact of COVID-19 on young people

    On the 12th of August, our Chief Executive, Rosemary Watt-Wyness, was interviewed by BBC London about the impact of COVID-19 on young Londoners and the clip was aired throughout the day. Listen here (from 1:16:10). There are six hundred community youth organisations right across the city who are members of London Youth. Our job is […]

  • KCW London: A third of London’s youth clubs face closure

    KCW London has published a piece on the impact of COVID-19 on London’s youth sector and the reaction by the Mayor of London. Please click here to read the full article. The article references the work that London Youth has done to reflect the impact of COVID-19 on our members in our report ‘Running on Reserves’: […]

  • Government Business: Third of London’s youth centres face closure

    Government Business has published a piece on the impact of COVID-19 on London’s youth sector and the reaction by the Mayor of London. Please click here to read the full article. The article references the work that London Youth has done to reflect the impact of COVID-19 on our members in our report ‘Running on […]

  • ITV News London: A third of London’s youth clubs could be gone in six months

    ITV News London filmed a story at London Youth members HR Sports Academy and St Andrew’s Club with London Youth and Lib Peck, Director of the London Violence Reduction Unit. The story quoted from the work that London Youth has done to reflect the impact of COVID-19 on our members in our report ‘Running on Reserves’: A […]

  • Our summary of London’s Lost Youth Services 2020

    On 29th July 2020, Siân Berry AM published London’s Lost Youth Services 2020, the fifth in a series of reports documenting the dramatic decline in local authority funding for youth services in London boroughs since 2011/12. You can find out more about previous versions of the report here: 2018 and 2019. The report Key figures […]

  • Mayor of London: Stark warning about the future of London’s youth clubs

    Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has issued a warning about the impact of COVID-19 on the capital’s community youth organisations. He notes that a new era of austerity risks sending the sector “back to square one” and leaving young Londoners without support when they need it most. He calls for an end to cuts […]

  • Siân Berry AM: London’s Lost Youth Services 2020

    Siân Berry AM has published London’s Lost Youth Services 2020, her fifth report into the impact of funding cuts on local authority budgets for youth services in London. Rosemary Watt-Wyness, our Chief Executive, was quoted in the report’s foreword: This report and its predecessors provide us with an invaluable insight into the challenges facing young […]