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Mayor of London announces £2.3m fund for young people

18th September 2020
"Young Londoners, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, have been profoundly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic."

 "Too many have missed out on valuable education at such a vital time of their lives. 
Every single young person deserves the opportunities to thrive. That’s why today I’m proud to announce a £2.3 million fund to support disadvantaged young Londoners returning to education. 
This funding from London’s Violence Reduction Unit will support the delivery of a wide-ranging mentoring scheme and after-school activities to ensure that no young person gets left behind. It will also help grassroot community organisations to help young people who are at risk of exclusion or violence. 
What continues to inspire me is the optimism of young Londoners. As times have become tougher, their resilience has given me strength in these difficult times. The film (*featured on the campaign webpage, link shown, that was) created by a group of incredibly talented young people is just one great example. 
I'm proud that this funding will ensure that the most disadvantaged young Londoners receive the opportunities to fulfil their potential. Young people are the future of our city. Investing in them is investing in London’s future. 
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan 
P.S. I know how important it is to equip young people with the tools needed to help them navigate their time in education. That’s why we’ve provided a space for young Londoners to access tips for mental health, wellbeing and dealing with uncertainty (link shown). If you know anyone who would find it helpful, please do pass it on."


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