Abi and Lorraine were delighted to meet Sadiq Khan in December at the London Assembly Labour Group Christmas party. They discussed Abianda's work with young women affected by gangs and county lines, which is kindly supported by both MOPAC and Sadiq's Young Londoners Fund.

Great news! We have been awarded funding through the Mayor’s Young Londoners Fund.

We are delighted to be among the first recipients of this funding. It will enable a full-time Abianda practitioner to continue delivering one-to-one services to gang-affected young women aged 16-21 in Islington. We’re really pleased to have this flagship service secure funding to December 2021.

To find out more about our services and approach, and the impact of our work, do have a look at our brochure.

From the Mayor’s Office:

The Mayor created the Young Londoners Fund to help London’s children and young adults make the most of our amazing city.

The Mayor’s £45m Young Londoners Fund will help children and young people to fulfil their potential, particularly those at risk of getting caught up in crime. It will support a range of education, sport, cultural and other activities for children and young people. The fund will see £30m made available for projects in local communities. The remaining £15m will be invested to expand existing projects funded by City Hall that support young Londoners.

The Mayor says: “By investing in projects, and young people, that are dedicated to giving young Londoners an opportunity to get involved in positive activities, we can work to help every child and teenager at risk off the streets, and away from the dangers of crime.”

To find out more, please follow this link.

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