15th January 2015
New project funds available...
We are delighted to announce that we have unrestricted project funds available across all of our networks to help your young people ...
5th January 2015
Hebburn teens help spread festive cheer
CHARITABLE teenagers are helping to spread a little festive cheer to deprived youngsters this Christmas time. Pupils from Hebburn ...
25th November 2014
A Panel with a Twist!
The Key group, NASA, wanted to bring something different to their stage 3 key panel in order to leave ...
17th November 2014
Here's an iDEA...
We all have that one big idea that we daydream about turning into a reality - and these ideas ...
14th November 2014
Trustees Week: Introducing Lyn Horton
Introducing Lyn Horton Lyn is the manager of Leading Link, a charity organisation linking schools, families and communities together ...
13th November 2014
Trustees Week: Introducing Andy Walton
Introducing Andy Walton Andy is the MD of Nine, an innovative software development house based in South Tyneside, and ...
13th November 2014
Trustees Week: Introducing Bob Morton
Introducing Bob Morton Bob is one of The Key's newest board members. He is a chartered accountant and a ...
12th November 2014
Trustees Week: Introducing Paul Lewney
Paul has over 25 years’ experience within the food industry having previously worked for Sainsbury’s, Danone and Sara Lee ...
12th November 2014
Trustees Week: Introducing Sam Morton
Introducing Sam Morton Sam is a serial entrepreneur with 15 years’ experience in commercial business having successfully launched 2 ...
12th November 2014
Trustees Week: Introducing Neil Hemming
Introducing Neil Hemming Neil has held Group Director-level roles with two FTSE 25 companies - Vodafone and British Telecom- ...
11th November 2014
Trustees Week: Introducing Simon Riddell
Introducing Simon Riddell Simon manages a farming and rural property business in Northumberland, is Chairman of two North East based ...
10th November 2014
Trustees Week: Introducing Peter Clegg
Trustees Week: Introducing Peter Clegg Peter has been part of The Key's Board of Trustees since January 2007. He is a Solicitor ...
10th November 2014
Trustees Week: Introducing Lisa Charles Jones
Trustees Week: Introducing Lisa Charles Jones Lisa is an experienced senior HR Director with over 20 years’ experience. Lisa ...
9th November 2014
Celebrating Trustes's Week
This week is officially 'National Trustees Week' and what better way to celebrate than to introduce you to members ...
9th November 2014
Trustee Week: Introducing Tom Thomas
Trustee Week: Introducing Tom Thomas Tom is one of the most experienced Key Facilitators in the North East. He ...
30th October 2014
The Key are Hiring!
We are growing and are now looking to expand and strengthen our successful team. We are recruiting for dynamic, ...
20th October 2014
Skills to Succeed Academy
We are thrilled to be delivering The Skills to Succeed Academy for the second year. We had some great ...
17th October 2014
iDEA - We are in are you?
Here’s an iDEA..... We all have that one big idea that we daydream about turning into a reality - ...
15th October 2014
iDEA Groups head to Buckingham Palace
Today sees the pilot year of the Duke of York and Nominet Trust's iDEA Programme come to a spectacular close by ...
27th August 2014
The Key get a YES from RBS Inspiring Enterprise
The Key is thrilled to announce that our project MOMM (Money on my Mind) received a big YES from ...
21st August 2014
Strivers Striving Hard
The Virgin STRIVE Challenge kicked off on the 7th August and the strivers have already raised over £467,000. The ...
20th August 2014
iDEA Goes Live
After months of workshops encouraging young people to put their enterprising heads on and come up with a digital ...
15th August 2014
North East Accountancy Awards
The 26th June saw The Key named as the North East Accountancy Award’s charity sponsor and it’s safe to ...
16th June 2014
An Update on iDEA
Over the past couple of months The Key has been hosting a series of iDEA Events to help promote ...
9th June 2014
iDEA is coming to Middlesbrough
We are holding an iDEA Event this Wednesday (11th June) in Middlesbrough! Young people who participate will get vital ...
6th June 2014
iDEA is comintg to Northumberland
Are you... Aged 16-25? Interested in anything enterprise or digital? Interested in trying new technology tool kits? Have a ...
6th May 2014
Skills to Succed Academy: Celebrating Success
Keyfund were delighted to be invited to the Birtley Skills4Work Job Club celebration event at The Hub Resource Centre ...
30th April 2014
The Key to benefit from Strive Challenge 2014
The Key _ Your Potential Unlocked have been announced as one of the first charities to benefit from the Strive ...
28th April 2014
Keyfund’s exciting next chapter
Yes - We've rebranded! After 21 years we decided it was time to give Keyfund a complete makeover and after ...
1st April 2014
Keyfund announced as iDEA Delivery Partner
Have you heard the exciting news? Keyfund has been chosen to work with The Duke of York and Nominet Trust ...
26th March 2014
Get into IT with Accenture
We are pleased to inform you of a fantastic opportunity for young people who are interested or considering a ...
17th March 2014
Sport's Week Has Arrived
Keyfund’s first ever sports week is here and we have some fantastic activities lined up for you and your ...
21st February 2014
Get Sporty. Here at Keyfund we have been inspired by the Winter Olympics and with money available for sports ...
10th February 2014
Go to Panel in One Week
Following a successful 3 month pilot of a one week minimum planning period between project registration and going to ...
7th February 2014
Keyfund Features in the Nov 2013 Strata Conferece
November 2013 saw data scientists flock to London’s Strata Conference where both Keyfund and Ambition Lab were mentioned in ...
28th January 2014
Skills to Succeed Academy Prize Draw
Georgina Little was the lucky winner of the Skills to Succeed Academy prize draw in December 2013 and was ...
17th January 2014
Keyfund's Skills to Succeed Academy Facilitator of 2013
Kirstie MacTaggart has received Keyfund’s Skills to Succeed Academy Facilitator of 2013 award for the fantastic work she has ...
8th January 2014
The Hackathon Film Has Landed
The hackathon film has landed! Our fabulous filmmaker Alan Fentiman has done it again! Alan has create a great film ...
20th December 2013
Here at Keyfund HQ we’re getting ready to wind down for Christmas time and shall be enjoying a turkey ...
19th December 2013
Skills to Succeed Academy Update
Keyfund is the North-East provider of the Skills to Succeed Academy which aims to help young people aged 15-24 ...
18th December 2013
The Twelve Days of Key Skills
At Keyfund we love to show off the wonderful work our young people are doing! So what could be ...
16th December 2013
Keyfund Has Moved!
After a wonderful 6 years at 36 Lime Street, Keyfund has officially unlocked the doors to our great new ...
3rd December 2013
Fantastic Charity Gig in Aid of Keyfund
Last Saturday saw a unique one night only event in aid of Keyfund at the Cluny 2 in Ouseburn. LEBOWSKI ...
2nd December 2013
Ambition Lab Hacked Into Your Dreams
The Ambition Lab hackathon was a huge success and brought together over 50 hackers across Swansea, Sunderland and Strathclyde. ...
20th November 2013
Hack Into Your Dreams With Ambition Lab
A YOUTH project which aims to eradicate the myth that young individuals from lower socio-economic backgrounds have no ambition ...
13th November 2013
Ambition Lab Needs You!
CALLING ALL ADULTS & YOUNG PEOPLE - WE NEED YOU! Our 30 hour, nationwide Hackathon is due to take place on ...
5th November 2013
A Huge Thank You For Making Our Event A Success
We would like to thank everyone who attended our fantastic Keyfund events on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th of ...
24th October 2013
Ambitious Documentary Takes To The Red Carpet
A DOCUMENTARY film that showcases the life changing journey of four young people will have its UK premiere at ...
24th October 2013
Watch the Ambition Lab Film!
The Ambition Lab Film has landed! Our Ambition Lab docu-film is here and ready to challenge your views on ...
10th October 2013
Achieving dreams - Isos and Keyfund to work together in ground breaking new initiative
Nearly 1,000 young people across the North East are set to benefit from an ambitious new alliance focused on ...
4th October 2013
Skills to Succeed has Launched
'Skills to Succeed Academy' has launched! Developed by Accenture, this is a free, highly interactive, on-line training programme designed ...
4th October 2013
One of our recent and on-going highlight is Ambition Lab and we are beyond excited about the upcoming activities. ...
2nd October 2013
Ambition Lab Film Leak
Our exciting Ambition Lab project is in full swing and our October 24th film premiere is fast approaching. Our ...
1st October 2013
Free Training for Keyfund Facilitators
Youth unemployment is a major issue and there have been many initiatives to try and provide support for young ...
30th August 2013
Exciting New Resource!
Are you a Keyfund Facilitator? Do you work with young people aged 15 to 24 who would like to ...
12th August 2013
Ambition Lab Survey
Our Ambition Lab project is looking for young people to take part and be involved in something really inspirational. ...
30th July 2013
Bite-size enterprise resources for everyone
Over the past 6 months, Keyfund have been working with young people across the North East to raise awareness ...
3rd July 2013
Passing the baton
Here at Keyfund Newcastle, we’ve been getting sporty! Inspired by the Olympic legacy and through our recent work with ...
3rd June 2013
Ambition Lab What Ambition Lab is a project dreamt up by Keyfund and supported by Nominet Trust. It will ...
18th April 2013
Regional Youth Work Unit Launch New Network
We’re really pleased to announce that the Regional Youth Work Unit - North East have joined Keyfund with a ...
9th April 2013
Enterprise, Apprenticeships and Fun - FREE Youth Enterprise Nation
Enterprise can be such a beneficial experience for people of all ages but particularly young people. The Prince’s Trust ...
27th March 2013
You Talked, We Listened - Important Update
As you know, Keyfund is a successful, proven method to support young people to develop their skills. The Skills ...
27th March 2013
Win VIP tickets to Newcastle v Liverpool!
As you may have heard, we have been running Introduction to Enterprise sessions in partnership with PNE. PNE have ...
19th March 2013
Certificate for Young People
Calling all facilitators... Have you checked out the Document Library recently? As well as all the usual goodies and ...
12th March 2013
Join Our Team!
We have a challenging and interesting opportunity available to join our team. Part Time Network Development Manager This exciting ...
20th February 2013
We're now in full flow of delivering these sessions and have had lots of lovely feedback. These fun interacitve sessions ...
30th November 2012
Keyfund and sported. have teamed up!
Exciting News! Keyfund have started a new partnership with sported. to provide more opportunities for young people and enable even more ...
28th November 2012
Keyfund embarks on the starship ENTERPISE!
We are over the moon to announce the launch of two exciting new Enterprise courses to add to what Keyfund already offers... ...
21st November 2012
Facilitator Resource and Activity pack now available!
Hello we would like to let all Keyfund Facilitators know there is a brand new shiny Facilitator Resource ...
15th November 2012
Keyfund’s Hannah Underwood talks mixing business with charity
Check out Keyfund being featured in the Business News Network! Where Hannah, Keyfund's CEO, explains how Keyfund has ...
15th October 2012
Watch Duchess Kate meeting our brilliant Keyfund groups
Here at Keyfund we are still overjoyed from the Incredible Royal visit we recieved last Wednesday, October 10th. For ...
11th October 2012
Our day with Duchess Kate in pictures
Duchess Kate meets our CEO Hannah Underwood Hannah gives her briefing presentation Kate listens intently... Kate ...
9th October 2012
Live Twitter Feed during Royal Visit
New technology meets our nation’s oldest tradition as Keyfund tweets a minute by minute account of its Royal visit ...
9th October 2012
Royal Visit to Keyfund hits the press!
We are all tremendously excited for the Royal Visit to Keyfund tomorrow Wednesday October 9th 2012. We hope you ...
4th October 2012
Your chance to be in our special Royal welcome party
As you'll now have heard, Keyfund is having a Royal Vist from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge next ...
3rd October 2012
Who's meeting the Royals
Among the three groups of young people meeting their Royal Highnesses on the 10th are three incredible young men ...
2nd October 2012
Keyfund Host Royal Visit
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are coming to visit us next week. How exciting! They’ll be meeting three ...
1st October 2012
Amlin Platinum Leadership Programme
We've been sent this fantastic opportunity for young people aged 18-25 and would like to encourage everyone eligable to ...
21st September 2012
Help us celebrate!
Keyfund is turning 20 and we’d love you to help us celebrate… Please let us know if you’d like us ...
11th September 2012
Join our team!
We currently have a two fantastic opportunities for dynamic individuals interested in joining our operations team. Accounts and Office ...
10th September 2012
New Training Opportunties
We have 2 training courses coming up, to help you work with young people to develop their skills and ...
30th August 2012
Media coverage for Land on our Left
A few of fantastic bits of coverage for Land on Our Left... http://tyneandwear.sky.com/news/article/37615 http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00xdtcs/Alfie_and_Charlie_at_Breakfast_30_08_2012/ from 1:12:33 to 1:17:37 & 1:54.23 to ...
2nd April 2012
North Yorkshire have a BLAST
Keyfund North Yorkshire have been busy bees recently, holding not one but two BLASTS in March. The first was ...
28th March 2012
Young People's views on Young People
We asked a couple of young people who are currently working on their Keyfund project 'With Land on our ...
23rd March 2012
Top Keyfund Group Names!
One of the things we love most about our jobs is hearing the wild and wonderful group names as ...
17th February 2012
Cross Network Membership
With Keyfund’s first cross-regional BLAST fast approaching, remember that as a facilitator you can work with groups of young people in ...
31st January 2012
Support from SSAFA in North Yorkshire
SSAFA Forces Help, (The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association - Forces Help) in partnership with North Yorkshire County ...
30th January 2012
Winter Extravaganza One Year Anniversary
Sunday 22nd January saw the first anniversary of our Big, Bigger, Biggest project. Funded by the Big Lottery, a steering ...
4th January 2012
Winner of the Gary Barlow concert tickets
The 6th December saw Keyfund winner Chantelle “over the moon” to travel down to London for the Prince William ...
14th December 2011
Mahima, our latest Keyfund superstar!
Having always been a talented dancer, Mahima first heard about Keyfund when she was performing in an event called ...
12th December 2011
We hope you are enjoying planning all sorts of activities for the holiday season. We’d like to let you ...
18th November 2011
Could it be magic?!...
Keyfund is thrilled to anounce that we have an absolutely amazing prize to give away - tickets to ...
10th November 2011
Today this could be the greatest day of your life....
.....if you're a Gary Barlow fan!! Keyfund is thrilled to anounce that we have an absolutely amazing prize to ...
20th October 2011
Like our new website? All thanks to the Asda Foundation.
Our thanks go to the Asda Foundation who have made the development of our fantastic sparkly new website (as well ...
19th October 2011
Bob Paton from Accenture talks about their win-win partnership with Keyfund
Bob Paton, Senior Executive at Accenture has long been a fan of Keyfund. He talks to us about how ...
1st October 2011
Impetus celebrates Keyfund's achievements as we graduate from the Impetus portfolio
Venture philanthropists Impetus have taken Keyfund through a five year investment programme of development. Click here to read on and ...
20th September 2011
Fun had by all at the Accenture Family Fun Day!
Despite the showers, Keyfund brought sunny smiles to lots of families' faces as they came along to enjoy Accenture’s ...
10th August 2011
Huge thanks and a warm welcome to VocaLink, new Keyfund funder in North Yorkshire
We are delighted to announce that VocaLink have pledged to support Keyfund in North Yorkshire. VocaLink, the international smarter ...
1st August 2011
We are very sorry to hear about the recent passing of Andy Gibson and want to pass our condolences ...
10th July 2011
BBC Newcastle's Jonathan Miles has had 3 Keyfund groups in recently and has so enjoyed hearing about the great ...
12th June 2011
Fairytale ending for the Royal Wedding Gift Fund
St James' Palace announces that the fund has raised over £1,058,367 to benefit the 26 charities, including Keyfund, personally ...