London Youth is the oldest and largest network of community youth organisations in London. Our members represent the diversity of our city: theatres, sports clubs, arts organisations, urban farms, youth centres and more. Some members provide services to specific groups, such as homeless young people or refugees, and others work with young people on a wider scale. Between them they are a powerful, knowledgeable and vital network for young people and for the communities they serve.

We provide an evolving programme of support that is responsive to our members’ needs, strengthening youth organisations across London to ensure their ongoing provision of support and services for young people.

Who can join London Youth?

If you deliver activities directly to young people in London, you can join London Youth as a member! As a member, you’ll be able to take advantage of our wide range of member benefits, including training, network events, access to our sports, employability and youth action programmes, the opportunity to achieve our Quality Mark, and much more. For a full list, see our Member Benefits page. Formal education institutions and profit-making companies are not eligible for membership.

The annual fee for membership depends on your organisation’s annual turnover. The structure is as follows:

Turnover under £100k

Annual fee of £100

Reduced fee of £50 from 1 October 2022

Turnover £100k - £1m

Annual fee of £150

Reduced fee of £75 from 1 October 2022

Turnover over £1m

Annual fee of £200

Reduced fee of £100 from 1 October 2022

How do I join?

Applications are open for our current membership year which runs from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.

Please complete an application form, and a member of our team will get in touch with you within 5 working days regarding your application. If you have any queries about joining London Youth or membership in general, please reach out to the membership team.

Associate Membership

If you don’t directly deliver youth work in London, you can still be part of London Youth’s network by becoming an Associate Member. Associate members can access our network events and meet other practitioners. Associate members are not eligible to access training or Quality Mark. Please email for more information about this.