Mentoring Support Programme

Two young men talking during a networking event.The Mentoring Support Programme is an initiative funded by the Mayor of London as part of the New Deal for Young People mission. The mission was created to ensure that 100,000 disadvantaged young Londoners have access to high quality mentoring opportunities.

Mentoring Support is available to any organisation that is working on mentoring with young people in London, it sits alongside the Mentoring Quality Framework, a self-assessment tool to help organisations that provide mentoring for young people to reflect and develop their practice.

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Together with Lifeline Projects we are offering the following support:

Mentoring Quality Framework induction sessions

These sessions are a good starting point for anyone using the Mentoring Quality Framework. They cover what the framework is, how it was designed, and offer tips for how to get started.

Mentoring Community Network

The network events focus on themes linked to the mentoring quality framework and reflective practice. There are opportunities to share practice, connect with other organisations, and hear from expert speakers.

Bespoke training on the framework sections, and on mentoring practice

Our current training series goes into depth on the 8 standards of the Mentoring Quality Framework. We will be releasing further training after the summer break.

Accessibility grants to support with development of practice

If your organisation has an annual turnover of less than £50,000 you may be eligible for one of our grants. We are currently accepting applications for our July 2023 cohort. Find out more here.

1-2-1 support

London Youth and Lifeline are available for 121 support on all things mentoring practice. Whether you’d like to discuss practice with young people, your next steps in developing your mentoring programme, or something else, contact us at to arrange a meeting with one of the team.

Online Resource Bank

We know there are lots of resources available that can support with developing your mentoring practice. In addition to the resources listed in the mentoring quality framework, we are compiling resources into a central location to share with the mentoring community. Keep an eye on this page for updates. If you have a resource that you’d be happy to share please contact us at