Media

Securing media coverage for our members and the issues impacting the lives of young Londoners is a key part of our mission. Many youth organisations struggle to get their voices heard, despite the fact that they are on the front line delivering vital youth services.

That’s where London Youth can help:

  1. We represent our members’ views and provide an overview of the issues impacting young people and the youth sector.

  2. We work to secure media coverage across our key policy areas. Our member networks play a vital role in this work.

  3. We invite our members to engage directly in media and policy opportunities that arise. Our team will help to co-ordinate this to ensure our members are fully supported throughout.

Contact us

For any London Youth media enquiries, or to get in touch with one of our members, please contact our Head of Communications, Gill Goodby, on 07736 619 606. You can also email hello@londonyouth.org.

London Youth in the Media

  • Esmée Fairbairn: Insights on Core Funding

    15 April 2019

    The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has published Insights on Core Funding, a report demonstrating the ways in which providing core cost grants can help charitable organisations to achieve their outcomes, lever additional funding, plan for the longer term, and develop and improve their work. Laura Blazey, our Head of Learning, provided a case study on how […]

  • Evening Standard: Will Brexit boost London’s youth?

    29 March 2019

    The Evening Standard ran an article on employment opportunities for young Londoners and about the organisations supporting them. Margarett, a member of our Dare London youth advisory board, spoke to the Evening Standard about her employment journey and the support she received on our employability programme, Talent Match London: “It’s tempting to get involved in […]

  • FE News: Employment is key to addressing knife crime, say three youth organisations

    25 March 2019

    In this piece in FE News, our Chief Executive Rosemary Watt-Wyness highlights the importance of community youth organisations in tackling youth violence. “Rising youth violence coincides with sustained cuts to youth services and fewer opportunities available to our young people. London’s Lost Youth Services report (2018) identified over £145 million lost from youth services across London since […]

  • Children & Young People Now: Boost youth employment initiatives to tackle knife crime

    20 March 2019

    Gabriella Jozwiak’s piece in Children & Young People Now looks at London Youth, IHEART, and Movement to Work coming together to highlight the connection between tackling youth violence and providing positive opportunities, particularly employment, for young people. Our chief executive, Rosemary Watt-Wyness, is quoted saying that young people can be inspired by the trusting relationships […]

  • HuffPost: As Austerity Strips Public Services, These Volunteers Are Keeping Britain Running

    26 February 2019

    HuffPost have covered the vital role that volunteers increasingly play in supporting their communities, and the public services that those communities rely on, which have been impacted by a decade of austerity. The article profiled Suzanne Toprak, who has been volunteering for 17 years with London Youth member Metro Judo Club in south London. Read the full […]

  • Guardian: ‘They think I’m a gangster’: the young black men caught in joblessness

    07 December 2018

    Damien Gayle, writing in the Guardian in a series called Bias in Britain, has highlighted the state of racial bias and discrimination facing young people, particularly young black men, trying to enter employment. The article includes interviews with young people working with Hackney CVS, an associate member of London Youth, and London Youth’s Talent Match Croydon employability […]

  • DSTNGR: ‘LABELS’ collection by Champion combatting negative stereotypes of young Londoners

    28 November 2018

    The fashion blog DSTNGR has covered our new campaign, Champion London Youth. You can get involved in the campaign here. London Youth and the sportswear brand Champion have come together for this campaign to combat negative stereotypes about young people. We believe in young Londoners – in their potential, talent, enthusiasm for life, and resilience to overcome […]

  • Hypebeast: Champion & London Youth Reveal New Charity Capsule

    28 November 2018

    Our new campaign, Champion London Youth, was featured in the fashion magazine Hypebeast. You can get involved in the campaign here. London Youth and the sportswear brand Champion have come together for this campaign to combat negative stereotypes about young people. We believe in young Londoners – in their potential, talent, enthusiasm for life, and resilience […]