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Promoting the life-chances of children and young people through education

Arts & Science

Children & Families

Education & Learning

Emotional Wellbeing

Special Needs & Disability



Youth Clubs & Youth Activities

Youth Issues

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We give grants to benefit children and young people up to the age of 25 who live in nine boroughs in North and West London. Since 1991, the Charity has distributed over £130 million to a range of organisations that seek to promote the life-chances of children and young people through education.blank


2020 Annual Report

For this year’s Annual Report we have taken the exciting step to go digital. This year’s theme centres around the importance of partnership and how John Lyon’s Charity plays a part in bringing organisations, schools, local authorities, charities, and many other groups together to help transform the lives of children. Please click here to view the 2020 John Lyon’s Charity Annual Report.

Covid-19 Statement

John Lyon’s Charity is truly sympathetic to the impact of Covid-19 on our grantees and wider networks.  In response, we have agreed in principle to the joint statement issued by London Funders. This agreement represents the Charity’s ongoing commitment to being flexible and responsive to the challenges presented by Covid-19, in order to best support the Children and Young People’s sector in our Beneficial Area.  However, we ask that grantees must get in touch with their Grants Manager before making any changes to delivery or grant expenditure. If you are unsure who to contact at the Charity, please email
Our thoughts go out to anyone affected by Covid-19 and we encourage everyone to follow NHS advice on how to avoid spreading and manage coronavirus. Please visit our Covid-19 Updates Page, where you will find regular funding updates, various free online tools and resources.  For more information and guidance, please click here.