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Read all the latest news stories, blogs and policy updates from London Youth and across our network.

  • Build-it programme launches

    17 May 2013

    Our new Build-it programme has launched in Lambeth, following a successful pilot with Channel 4's The Secret Millions. The project has taken on its first property in Tulse Hill, with the first group of young people starting building work and attending courses at Lambeth College! This exciting new project gives young people and skilled tradespeople the opportunity to work together […]

  • More support for community sport!

    15 May 2013

    We are thrilled to announce that our Getting Ready sports development programme has been awarded new funding to support 4,500 young Londoners to access sport through youth clubs! This is thanks to £250,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Community Sport Activation Fund, which will support the programme over the next three years. London Youth is among […]

  • Thank you, Marathon runners!

    08 May 2013

    We want to say a huge thank you to the twelve generous people who ran the marathon for us this year. Between them they raised over £27,000 for London Youth! We are incredibly grateful for all their effort and energy. Particular thanks go to the staff members of Microsoft who ran for us and to […]

  • Sun means summer

    29 April 2013

    29 April 2013 As the evenings get longer and the sun is finally out, attention in London Youth member youth clubs turns to summer – and the lack of resources for holiday programmes. Despite the fact it comes round every year, it seems a surprise to people each July that there are a whole load […]

  • Support for Paris

    10 April 2013

    10 April 2013 If every stupid thing I’d said when I was 15 was public, there would be plenty to hound me out of a job on I can assure you. Because I was young, a little cocky and insecure, and working out my identity and how I interact with others. I hope I never […]

  • Table Tennis Tournament 2013

    05 April 2013

    On Thursday 4 April 2013 London Youth held our annual Table Tennis Tournament at The Morpeth School, Bethnal Green. The tournament was attended by 100 young people from across 20 of our member clubs with a record ten girls participating! The day began with registrations at 10am and after a frantic hour of sign ups and […]

  • Reality TV

    15 March 2013

    15 March 2013 Anyone who knows me well will know that I have been waiting for my opportunity for a reality TV debut since I put in a failed application to the first series of Shipwrecked in 1999. Every year since I’ve watched the X Factor and Big Brother, secretly wishing that it was my […]

  • Urban Nature's First Environmental Leaders Weekend

    15 March 2013

      Young people from across the UK recently participated in our first Environmental Leaders weekend at Hindleap Warren. In partnership with Ambition our aim was to bring together a diverse range of youth organisations interested in developing environmental projects at their respective clubs. In total 38 young people and 10 youth workers participated from youth […]

  • Volunteer It Yourself project rolls out across the country

    13 March 2013

    The Volunteer It Yourself (VIY) project, in which young people complete essential repairs and renovations on their youth clubs, is being rolled out across the country.  Now launching in Birmingham, young people will gain qualifications and skills through the pioneering Lottery-funded programme.  Local Wickes tradespeople will mentor and train young people to renovate five Birmingham-based youth […]

  • HRH enjoys visit to Woodrow

    11 March 2013

    We were absolutely delighted to welcome London Youth’s Patron, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh KG KT to Woodrow High House. Woodrow is London Youth’s residential learning centre in Buckinghamshire and this was Prince Philip’s fourth visit to the Centre. The theme of the visit was to celebrate the successful completion of the first […]