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.
How much does it cost?
It depends on your organisation’s annual income, and on when you join. An annual membership always runs from 1 April until 31 March, and the structure is as follows:
Income under £100k
Annual fee of £100
Income £100k - £1m
Annual fee of £150
Income over £1m
Annual fee of £200
If you join between 1 April and 30 September, you will pay the full fee above.
If you join between 1 October and 31 December, you will pay 50% of the fee.
If you join after 1 January, you will pay for the remainder of the current year, at a 25% rate, plus the next year. For example, if your income is between £100k and £1m, if you join on 1 January 2024, we will charge you £187.50 and your membership will run until 31 March 2025.
How do I join?
August 2023: we are upgrading our CRM and implementing a new online membership system. We have temporarily paused new member applications while we move over to our new database. We expect to reopen for new members by the end of August. If you have questions in the meantime please do get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We apologise for any inconvenience.
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 email@example.com for more information about this.