Our Impact with Members

London Youth supports a growing, thriving network of over 650 organisations within communities all across the capital.

We work with and through our members to ensure that high quality support and opportunities are available for young people who need them.

Over the last year

  • We provided networking, consultation, training and celebration opportunities for over 1,650 youth professionals.
  • Jointly provided 6,866 opportunities for young people to gain new skills and experiences through our programmes.
  • Supported 43 members to achieve one or more standards of the London Youth Quality Mark, taking the number of members holding a London Youth Quality Mark to 94.

A critical part of our work is advocating on behalf of our members to ensure they are able to operate in a supportive environment that allows young people and youth organisations to thrive.

Our recent work

“A Space of Our Own”

Our latest report, launched in September 2018, explores the important role of youth organisations in strengthening communities.

The research is based on interviews with youth professionals and young people from across London Youth’s member network, who were interviewed by five peer researchers.

Download the full report here.

Download our Principles of Good Practice here.



Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

This pivotal report, launched in 2018, shines a light on the 480,000 young people who are ‘hidden’ from the labour market. We used the findings from our research to call for an overhaul of youth strategies and the development of a tripartite approach between Government, business and the youth sector to fund youth-centric employment initiatives and re-engage ‘hidden’ young people.

Download the report here.

Read our Chief Executive’s blog on youth unemployment here.

View our media coverage here.


Youth capital report

Young People’s Capital of the World?

This report highlights the changing needs of young people and youth organisations across the capital and made a series of recommendations for how we fund, plan and deliver services for young people to ensure that London can become the young people’s capital.

Find out more and download the report here.





A voice for our members

We regularly respond to Government consultations, putting evidence from our members at the heart of our responses to policy makers.

We connect our members to sector stakeholders and policy makers and influence on their behalf.

To find out more about our work, please email our Policy Manager, Clare MacNamara, on clare.macnamara@londonyouth.org