10 October 2014

Friday 10 October

On Thursday 9 October, six groups of young people from London Youth member organisations took part in City Pitch Autumn 2014 at City Hall. ‘City Pitch’ is a joint initiative with the Santander Foundation and the Mayor’s Fund for London delivered in partnership with London Youth and the event saw the six groups pitching for up to £1000 for their social action project.

The six groups from Fitzrovia Youth in Action, Hackney Quest, Lansdowne Youth Centre, Riverside Community Association, White City and Worth Unlimited pitched to a panel which included representatives from Santander, The Mayor’s Fund for London and Hilton.

The projects pitched by the youth groups covered a wide range of different subject matters ranging including Lansdowne’s plan to support local soup kitchen, Brixton Soup Kitchen; Riverside’s project of working closely with older age groups to challenge stereotypes of young people and Worth Unlimited’s roller skating event which aims to bring together different young people from across the borough.

The six pitches were well received by the panel and they were quick to commend each of the groups on all their hard work and passion for their projects. Five of the groups received the full £1000 for their project with a sixth due that amount once they had sent through a more detailed business plan to the panel.

Fitzrovia Youth in Action have made a short film about their City Pitch experience. Check it out here.

We also spoke to Lizzie and Yemi from Worth Unlimited on the night about the experience and you can check out the Storify of the event below.