The Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund

Save London Lives

In 2018/19, the ESDF has focused on building a more robust and connected community response to youth violence in London by increasing the impact and resilience of organisations working to reduce violence among young people across London. Taking learnings from Glasgow and Chicago, where serious violence has been treated as a public health issue and has been dramatically reduced, the initiative will get more resources to frontline groups to help stem the tide of youth violence. 

In November 2018, the first round of grants were awarded to 20 community- based organisations across London – all of which are tackling violence amongst young people through one of the following themes: trauma, school or family. In February 2019, a further 21 grants have been awarded to organisations providing meaningful employment skills and opportunities to young people across London. In July 2019, 16 more organisations received funding. 

Click here to see a full list of funded organisations.

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