Help Ignite Passions

We rely on people for support. From big businesses to community members, every single contribution of time, money or skills is invaluable in helping us to inspire belief in young people.

How to get involved

If you, your business, your charity or your community would like to get involved with The Key, please get in touch and we can help you to find the best way to make a difference to our work.

If you become a valuable member of The Key Network, you can access a range of organisations with similar aims as well as some exciting new opportunities and benefits.

Benefits of Membership:

  • Access to The Key Framework for your young people
  • Free events for your young people
  • Free entry into our annual Key Awards
  • Access to bespoke impact data reporting
  • Free training credits for your staff and volunteers
  • Join a network of like-minded youth and community organisations
  • Access to special Key projects and programmes
  • One to one support from the lovely Key team
  • Regular newsletters to keep you up to date

Click here to download some further information or ring Una on 0191 731 7832 to discuss how a Key Membership could work for you.

We don’t just ask for your money. That’s lazy, short-termist and one sided. We want to build long-term, win-win partnerships, where both organisations can address challenges, share learning and create new opportunities by working together.

Our current partners include:

  • Sage
  • ENGIE
  • Accenture
  • North Star Housing Group
  • SAP
  • Virgin Trains East Coast
  • UK Steel
  • Virgin Money

To find out more about partnering with The Key contact Victoria on victoria.dunn@thekeyuk.org or call 0191 731 7837.

Fundraising

We wouldn't be here if it wasn't for the kind and generous support of people like you.

We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic people to give up their time, skills, or contacts to help us generate vital funds for The Key. If you’re interested in making a donation, organising a fundraising activity or tapping into your networks to get others involved, we’d love to hear from you.

Contact Greg on greg.newbrook@thekeyuk.org, call 0191 731 7830 or download our fundraising pack filled with lots of ideas.

Volunteering

  • Why not become a Community Panel Member? This role involves sitting on panels and listening to young people pitch their project ideas.
  • You could assist our Facilitators out in the field, by working with their Key groups and helping them to plan their projects.
  • We love experts, be it anything from photography, marketing, law, accountancy, design or research - whatever you're good at why not donate your skills to us?
  • Can you or people you know provide us with free or reduced IT, training, venues, catering, office space, office supplies or professional services?

To discuss volunteering for The Key contact Jennifer on greg.newbrook@thekeyuk.org or call 0191 731 7835.

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