Become a Key Delivery Partner

The Key exists to inspire belief in young people. We want to create a world where all young people are inspired to believe in themselves and are empowered to achieve their full potential. We strive to achieve this by partnering with like-minded organisations that want to elevate young people and support them to discover what they are truly capable of and form a growth mindset.

For over 30 years we have worked with a hugely diverse range of partners across the North East and beyond. We work collaboratively with our partners and provide access to our unique, tried and tested Key Framework.

The Key Framework provides a simple, youth-led initiative that challenges groups of young people (aged 11-25) to think, plan, pitch, do and review their own ideas. Projects can be anything young people choose - providing they're safe and legal of course!

The Linx Project has been a Key Partner since 2016 and has delivered 38 youth-led projects using The Key Framework. Here is what they have to say about working with The Key…

‘Our Key Membership provides us with the opportunity to deliver targeted work with young people who wouldn’t normally engage in our generic open access youth clubs. It provides us with the flexibility to work in a wide range of settings and opens up networking and partnership opportunities with other youth services (voluntary and statutory). It also provides young people with the resource and opportunity to lead and do their own activities too.

The Key has transformed the behaviour of hard to reach young people and enabled them to develop important skills. It has given them a chance to plan something for themselves and work together as a team.’

The Key currently have limited availability to welcome new members. To learn more about how we can work with you to embed The Key Framework in your organisation, please download our membership pack or email us on