Four charities to share £10m a year through arts festival link up

The Mayor’s Fund for London is among four charities to share £10m a year in funding after being named as charity partners for a two-week arts fundraiser in the capital.

London Festival organiser Empower London Foundation has announced that four charities are to share funding worth £10m a year through the arts and culture event, which takes place over two weeks in summer 2023.

Sharing the money, alongside youth charity Mayor’s Fund for London, is literacy support charity UK Reads, arts group Angel Shed Theatre and disadvantaged students organisation the Access Project.

“We’re delighted to be partnering with Empower London for The London Festival,” said Mayors Fund for London chief executive Kirsty McHugh.

“However, many of our young Londoners are still shut out of the opportunities on offer. Through collaborations like these, we aim to make sure that all young Londoners, regardless of background, are able to thrive.

"Our partnership with Empower London will help us provide healthy food and holiday activities, fun skills support, plus access to great long-term careers”



Nathan Sansom, chief executive of The Access Project, added: “Disadvantaged students in London have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic - and need our support now more than ever.

“We know our programme makes an enormous impact - this year over two-thirds of our students secured places at top universities.

"With future funding we can ensure even more students in London access our support and realise their full potential.”

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