TFL logo MyLondon is a free media training and mentoring programme run by Media Trust in partnership with Trust for London.

The project is in its second year and we are looking for 12 community leaders from London’s migrant and diaspora communities* who want to amplify their voices and change the perception or representation of their community in the media. 

The training programme will provide participants with media training and mentoring from media industry professionals, preparing them to become spokespeople for their community.

My London Year 1 Participants

Support includes:

  • Media skills and social media training
  • The opportunity to have a 3 minute promotional film to raise your community’s profile.
  • The opportunity to be mentored by a media expert or journalist

Who should apply?

Leaders from London’s migrant and diaspora communities who want to challenge the negative and/or the lack of representation of your community in the media. To apply you must be:

  • 18+ and fluent in English 
  • Have a minimum of two years’ experience working with a migrant or diaspora community group in either a paid or voluntary capacity
  • Able to commit to attending five full-day training workshops, one evening networking event and two days filmmaking between January-June 2017

What past participants had to say:

Brian Hanley, Head of Services, Mind Yourself: "We have had fantastic feedback about the short film – thanks so much for your brilliant work Thanks too to Safia for overseeing it. The film got picked up by the Irish Times and Irish Post

Watch Brian’s film here.

Fardous Bahbouh, Founder, Ahlan Wa Sahlan: "I wanted to write to you and say a big thank you from the heart to you and to the Media Trust for allowing me the opportunity to be part of the great project of MyLondon. It helped me a lot and I hope you continue offering this highly needed training for volunteers and people working in charity so they can also feel better equipped to make a difference in the world. My sincerest thanks to you and to all people involved in this fantastic project with great results"

Watch Fardous’s film here.


How to apply:

Please fill out the application form below. The closing date for applications is Monday 16 January 2017 at 5:30pm

If you have any questions regarding the programme please contact Safia Abdullah on 0207 871 5674 or email Tweet us at @Media_Trust #MyLondon.



*Individuals born in any country outside the UK that have lived in London for over a year, as well as the descendants of migrants who have strong cultural or material links to their family's country of origin.