Mayors fund for London

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 12th July 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Boff Andrew Boff Conservative

What is the relationship between the Mayors fund for London and the Mayor of London? The Mayors fund for London seems to be registered with both the Charity Commission and Companies House and yet is based in City Hall. Please clarify.

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The Mayor’s Fund for London is an independent charity which champions social mobility for young Londoners from low-income backgrounds. As Mayor of London, I am Patron of the charity. The charity has an independent board of trustees who are responsible for the governance of the charity, and a staff team who deliver its activities under the leadership of the CEO. In my role as Patron, I have the option of nominating two trustees to the board. I have not so far done so, but am discussing this with the Mayor’s Fund trustees and chief executive. The Mayor’s Fund for London rent desk space at City Hall, and have done since the charity was established in 2009.