The Key

Transform 500 young lives

Your donation will transform the lives of 500 young people from the North East of England. Together we will provide young people in challenging circumstances with they opportunities they need to realise their potential and discover what they’re truly capable of.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1093569)

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Check mark Match funded

Amount raised

£4,592

Donations

21

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    Helping

Location

Situation

Young people in the North East lack access to opportunities. Many don’t believe in themselves and simply aren’t realising, or achieving, their potential. In the North East, deprivation is high and prospects are low. The region has some of the highest levels of poor emotional wellbeing, mental health and young people not in education, employment or training (NEET). Austerity has led to closure and reduced youth provision meaning there are less opportunities to kick start young people's futures.

Solution

The Key will provide young people with the opportunities they need to realise their potential and discover what they’re capable of through our youth-led Framework. The Key Framework inspires young people to believe in their ideas and empower them to take the lead. It sees them come together in small teams and, with support of a trained Key Facilitator (youth worker), use their individuality and imaginations to think, plan, budget, pitch (to panel), do and review their own projects.

  • ‚ÄúI really did feel empowered and it changed the way I thought. It left me thinking nothing was beyond my reach.‚Äù

    — Craig Leslie - organised a fundraising events to support his group's anti-clockwise charity kayak around the British Aisles.

  • "The Key helped me to no longer feel alone. It helped me build friendships and be part of a team. I am so much more confident now‚Äù

    — Matt - Organised free community Zumba lessons for other young people with learning and physical disabilities.

  • "It'll be a big help in the future. It's good to see how much effort you've put into one thing. It gave me an opportunity I thought I would never have."

    — Grace O'Keefe - Organised a family trip for her local community

  • "It'll be a big help in the future. It's good to see how much effort you've put into one thing. It gave me an opportunity I thought I would never have."

    — Grace O'Keefe - Organised a family trip for her local community

  • “I really did feel empowered and it changed the way I thought. It left me thinking nothing was beyond my reach.”

    — Craig Leslie - organised a fundraising events to support his group's anti-clockwise charity kayak around the British Aisles.

  • "The Key helped me to no longer feel alone. It helped me build friendships and be part of a team. I am so much more confident now”

    — Matt - Organised free community Zumba lessons for other young people with learning and physical disabilities.