Partnership for Young London was convened in 2005 from the education charity Fellors/Fourteen plus (established in 1997).
London was, in 2005, one of the few regions without a Regional Youth Unit. A group with representation from London Councils, Greater London Authority, Government Office for London, local authorities and voluntary sector organisations in London was gathered together in order to establish Partnership for Young London.
The charity has been hosted by the City of London Corporation as an independent charity since its inception in 2005. It has continued to have a cross-sector representation role, with local authorities, voluntary and community and social enterprise, private sector and individuals in its membership. Its central role in the early days was to examine and lead the potential impact of the (then) impending Youth Matters consultation, with all the policy initiatives that would follow in London.
Key projects and initiatives the charity has worked on in the past include seminars, events, conferences consultations which have covered a wide range of thematic topics: Youth Matters, Youth Opportunity and Capital Funds, Positive for Youth, Heritage Lottery Fund, Big Lottery Fund and work with national charities.
To Connect, Develop, and Influence
Partnership for Young London believes in a future where every young person’s right to wellbeing is recognised and fulfilled. With young people making up a quarter of London’s population, we have to respect that they are crucial to its future.
We’re connecting everyone who cares about young people in London – bringing together organisations, local and regional government, and young people themselves.
We’re developing and sharing knowledge and skills – equipping others to help young people in London access the support they need.
We’re influencing policy and practice – generating the new ideas that will help young Londoners thrive.
We’re laying deep foundations – but a united voice is our strongest tool. Working collectively with the expertise of everyone who cares about young people is the best chance that we have to make a difference