Young people, staff and volunteers all play an active part in KEY

25 Years This year marks 25 years since KEY was set up. We will be marking our 25th anniversary with a series of exciting events throughout the year, a total of 25 in fact. Dates for these will be announced via our Facebook Page and News Section.

Making a donation

To ensure we can continue to support and empower young people who are homeless KEY needs your support. Making a donation to KEY, whether it is financial, food, furniture, clothes or other items, will make a big difference to the lives of young people in South Tyneside.

Any donation no matter how small is gratefully received.

If you need advice on how to make a donation just speak to Tina our Finance and Admin Officer on 0191 496710 or E-mail:

There are several ways you can make a financial donation

  1. Online donation
  2. By post
  3. Standing order key-standing-order-form download mandate form)
  4. Gift aid (download declaration form)
  5. Legacy or In Memoriam donation

Online donation
Online donations can be made simply and securely through Virgin Money Giving

Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving

By post
You can make your cheque payable to KEY and send it to:

South Tyneside Churches KEY Project
116 Baring Street
South Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE33 2BA

Please include your name and address so that we can send you a thank you and keep in touch.

Standing order
If you would like to become a regular supporter, you can set up a standing order to make an ongoing contribution. Just download and complete key-standing-order-formStanding Order Forma mandate form  and send it to your bank.

Gift aid
If you are a UK tax payer, please download a South Tyneside Churches gift aid” target=”_blank”>Gift Aid Declaration form and send it to us, electronically or by post, so that we can benefit from the Government’s Gift Aid scheme and reclaim an extra 28 pence from the Inland Revenue for every pound you donate, increasing the value of your gift.

Leave a legacy or make an ‘In Memoriam’ donation
Leaving a gift in your will is an easy way to make a meaningful contribution to a cause you care about. If you wish to consider KEY, please talk to your solicitor about legacy gifts when you make a will or next time you update it. Legacy gifts to charities are tax-free and will also reduce your exposure to inheritance tax. All you need do is pass on to your solicitor our name which is: South Tyneside Churches KEY Project and charity registration number, which is: 1108931.

You may also want to consider an ‘In Memoriam’ gift on behalf of a friend or relative who has died

Donate food and goods

KEY’s food bank supports young people in hardship

KEY’s food bank supports young people in hardship

We are always on the lookout for donations of food, toiletries, good quality clothes, bedding and pieces of furniture. These items are then either given directly to young people in hardship, used in emergency support packs from our food bank or for fundraising initiatives like our Rocket for Cash Scheme.





Annual General Meeting

KEY’s AGM 2013 held at the Salvation Army Hall in South Shields.

KEY’s AGM 2013 held at the Salvation Army Hall in South Shields.

As a thank you for your donations you will be more than welcome to KEY’s annual general meeting.

This is usually held in September during the day time. There you will be able to meet KEY’s trustees, staff, and some of the young people we support. It is also an opportunity to learn about the latest good work that KEY is doing.

If do wish to attend, make sure you give us your name and address when you make a donation.