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

  • Funding Boost For Woodrow Sports Centre

    14 April 2014

    Tuesday 15 April Woodrow Sport Centre has received a grant of over £33,133 from Sport England through the Inspired Facilities Fund to extend and improve the changing facilities at the Swim School. To date Inspired Facilities has helped over 1,300 projects to improve and refurbish sports clubs or transform non-sporting venues into modern grassroots sport […]

  • How #nomakeupselfie changed our thinking on comms

    07 April 2014

    Monday 7 April 2014 Did you know someone who did a #nomakeupselfie? Or perhaps you did one yourself, and helped raise awareness – and over £8 million – for Cancer Research UK. A number of my friends took part, and the campaign was hard to miss for anyone using social media over the past fortnight. […]

  • New Funding for Getting Ready

    31 March 2014

    Tuesday 1 April 2014 The London Youth sports development programme, Getting Ready, has received new support from the Heathrow Community Fund with its work in three London boroughs being funded by Heathrow Communities for Youth. The funding will support Getting Ready’s expansion into west London which is also funded by the GLA Mayor’s Participation Fund. […]

  • Learning As Well As Leading

    21 March 2014

    Friday 21 March 2014 At London Youth, we work closely with our members to support them to be effective organisations. We do this because we all want to deliver great outcomes for young people. So, in the interests of practising what we preach, I wanted to share a story from inside London Youth about our […]

  • Harrow Club Gold Quality Mark Presentation

    21 March 2014

    Friday 21 March 2014 On Wednesday 19 March London Youth member the Harrow Club became the first club to be presented with the Gold London Youth Quality Mark by the City Bridge Trust. The London Youth Quality Mark recognises clubs that are doing the most they can to transform the lives of young people and […]

  • One Year of Build-it

    18 March 2014

    Tuesday 18 March 2014 Last Friday (March 14th) was the first birthday of Build-it, London Youth’s partnership programme which aims to provide opportunities for young people to gain practical work experience and qualifications, as well as the softer skills, networks and confidence to progress into construction careers. Reflecting on how the year had gone, and […]

  • Being a Woodrow Apprentice Instructor

    07 March 2014

    Friday 7 March 2014 As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2014, we thought we'd ask one of our current apprentices more about their experience… Featured Apprentice: Joshua Smith, Instructor at Woodrow High House Why did you want this apprenticeship? When I lived in London I was a member of one of the charity’s member youth […]

  • For young people, collaboration is worth the risk

    05 March 2014

    Rosie Ferguson, Chief Executive at London Youth and Henry Kippin, Director Collaborate CIC write about the importance of collaboration. Blog was originally published here:   Delivering public services is a risky business, full of what Donald Rumsfeld famously – and rather presciently – called ‘unknown unknowns’.  As the nature of social risk has changed, so […]

  • National Apprenticeship Week 2014

    03 March 2014

    Monday 3 March 2014 Today's blog comes from Rachael Bemrose, National Youth Partnerships Coordinator for Volunteer It Yourself (VIY). Today marks the start of National Apprenticeship Week and in my role as National Youth Partnerships Coordinator for VIY I've seen firsthand the benefits that practical work experience and skills development can have to young people and […]