Mayor's Fund for London

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"We believe the way out of poverty is a decent job. Improving the employable skills of disadvantaged children and young people in the capital is the key to making a success of their lives. We target child poverty by finding and funding the most effective projects in London and partnering with them to maximise impact." [1]

A report from April 2009 notes: "Boris Johnson today launched the Mayor's Fund for London, a charity independent of City Hall designed to help the 600,000 children living in poverty in the capital through "evidence based" schemes.

"The fund, chaired by Sir Trevor Chinn, a high-profile businessman and philanthropist, will raise funds from a range of organisations including foundations and companies, as well as wealthy individuals living and working in the capital.

"Chinn stepped in after Bob Diamond, a wealthy banker, pulled out as chair last summer citing a hectic schedule." [1]


Accessed October 2013: [2]



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  1. Mayor's Fund for London About, organizational web page, accessed October 9, 2013.
  2. Mayor's Fund for London Trustees, organizational web page, accessed October 9, 2013.