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

  • Three ingredients for social innovation success

    12 June 2013

    12 June 2013 Our Build-it programme brings young people and older tradespeople together to refurbish empty homes in Lambeth, returning them to use for social housing. Today, in a guest blog for the Big Lottery Fund and on the official launch day of our Build-it project, London Youth's chief executive, Rosie Ferguson, explains more about […]

  • Happy Volunteers' Week!

    31 May 2013

    Volunteers' Week this year takes place on 1-7 June, and London Youth has a lot to celebrate. Each day this week we'll be sharing a success story from our work with volunteers involved across our network of 400 community youth organisations. This year at London Youth we have engaged over 200 volunteers and together they […]

  • Think Big, Get Big

    23 May 2013

    25 May 2013 ‘Think Big, Get Big’; the words of a late night cab driver in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, earlier this month, when talking about his ambitions for his yacht and real estate business. More than just an insight into the American Dream, is this the kick that we in the youth sector need if […]

  • Cage Cricket pilot

    21 May 2013

    London Youth has launched a Cage Cricket pilot, engaging more young people in community sport through youth clubs across the capital.  We are extending our sports offer to youth clubs and young people across the capital to include a new urban form of cricket which will help teach vital new skills to young people. The […]

  • 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 […]