A grant-maker is inviting youth charities to bid for a share of a £200,000 fund to recruit interns and pay them the London living wage.
The Jack Petchey Foundation will select 10 charities, which will each receive about £20,000 to cover the cost of one-year internships.
The interns will be paid the London living wage of £10.20 an hour and be supported by professional mentors from the voluntary sector.
The awards are available to youth charities in London and Essex that employ at least three full-time staff and have annual turnovers of between £60,000 and £5m.
Trudy Kilcullen, chief executive of the foundation, said: "We support both young people and youth organisations, so it makes sense to match talented graduates with youth charities that have a real impact, rather than lose them to FTSE 100 companies."
The deadline for applications is 22 June.
Further information is available here.