New funding confirmed to help young Londoners access sport across the capital

30th Mar 2023
Yolanda Martin
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Grants from People’s Postcode Lottery and Garfield Weston Foundation will support children and young people to experience life-changing sport opportunities through London Youth Games.


The London Youth Games Foundation uses the power of competitive sport to create life-changing opportunities for all young Londoners. We are particularly focused on providing access to sport for young people that need it most, including those from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse communities, those from lower-socio economic groups and young disabled people.

Funding from People’s Postcode Lottery and Garfield Weston Foundation will help give young Londoners access to the physical and mental wellbeing benefits of sport, as well as enabling young people to develop positive relationships within their local communities.


Through our School Games and Open Games programmes we are able to reach 71,000 young people each year. We are committed to reaching those who face the greatest barriers to be active and this funding will assist us in doing this in new and innovative ways, including our ‘Inspire’ festivals that introduce young people to new and exciting sports they haven’t had the chance to access before.


Andy Dalby-Welsh, London Youth Games CEO, said “We are really grateful to the People’s Post Code Lottery and Garfield Weston Foundation for their support. The grant will enable us to reach broader audiences and especially to reach young disabled people through our programmes. We are committed to making sport a right for all and this support will really assist us in achieving this.”