Sadiq Kahn has announced that a further £16.4m will be invested into London youth services to help reduce violent crime.
The additional investment will be made into the Young Londoners Fund, launched in 2018 with £45m funding which has already supported more than 70,000 young Londoners through a series of positive projects and programmes in high-crime areas.
The latest investment in a further 74 community projects will help almost 40,000 more young Londoners across the capital over the next three years, bringing the total number of young people supported through the Fund to more than 110,000.
Mr Khan, said: “We know the best time to stop violent crime is before it starts and it is vital we help young people make the right choices as early as possible. That means investing in our young people to give them positive opportunities and to learn from the right type of mentors. Our Young Londoners Fund was created to provide young people with positive alternatives to crime, and already 70,000 young Londoners are benefitting. This further announcement today means a further 40,000 young Londoners will have access to opportunities, taking the total number of young Londoners benefiting from the Fund to more than 110,000.
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