OnSide is delighted to be partnered with the Lord Mayors Appeal alongside the Samaritans and Place2Be.
The aim of the Lord Mayors Appeal is to bring together city businesses, neighbouring communities, charities and employees to find solutions to the city’s most pressing societal issues. The appeal is aimed to work on four key pillars to build a city that is;
- Inclusive: Breaking down barriers to Inclusion
- Healthy: Campaigning to end the Mental Health stigma
- Skilled: A future ready workforce
- Fair: Celebrating giving and making a greater difference
The aim of this appeal is to create a Better City For All. The announcement came shortly before the Lord Mayors Show which took place on Saturday 11th November 2017, which OnSide took part in.
Caroline Wright, Lord Mayor’s Appeal Director said: “The Lord Mayor’s Appeal is thrilled to launch our new multi-year strategy to help one million people thrive. We aim to have a transformational impact on people’s lives by working on three ground-breaking projects with fantastic charities, Samaritans, Place2Be and Onside Youth Zones, as well as running our own initiatives to find the solutions to some of London’s most pressing societal issues.”
Funding generated from the partnership with the Lord Mayor’s Appeal will enable OnSide Youth Zones to provide a range of skills such as high-quality mentoring, personal development and employability skills to ensure that young Londoners are equipped and ready for the future as well as partner with voluntary organisations to provide a range of inspirational and developmental activities. Also, as OnSide caters for young people with disabilities, it will help with the provision of specialist equipment across its London Youth Zones.
OnSide Youth Zones’ London champion Charles Mindenhall said: “We are absolutely delighted to become a partner of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal. This special collaboration will help OnSide Youth Zones and the City create brighter futures for young people across the capital. This will be achieved by providing safe and inspiring places to spend their leisure time, with many wonderful activities and opportunities on offer.”
OnSide Youth Zones Chief Executive Kathryn Morley said: “It was absolutely fantastic to be part of the Lord Mayor’s Show and seeing our float pass Mansion House while being broadcast live on the BBC was an incredibly proud moment for everybody associated with the charity. Onside’s partnership with the Lord Mayor’s Appeal is going to be a significant boost for our work in London, helping to take us to the next level as we develop and open our first Youth Zones in the capital.”