Key Unlocking Futures
Key Unlocking Futures



Key is delighted to officially launch its very first corporate fundraiser, just in time for Christmas. Businesses are already getting behind this exciting and worthwhile initiative; to support people across Lancashire to take back control and build brighter futures for themselves and their families.

‘Magic Key’ is an ambitious corporate Christmas fundraising campaign asking businesses to donate to Key Unlocking Futures. The aim of the campaign is to raise much needed funds for the charity so they are able to continue helping and supporting young people experiencing homelessness throughout the festive period and beyond.

The young people Key supports are amazing and so resilient. Key will try to help them by focusing on their individual strengths and what they can do, build on their assets, rather than just focusing on their problems.
Since the pandemic, demand for Key’s drop in service for those aged between 16-25 years experiencing homelessness, has increased by around 100%. The reasons people become homeless are often extremely complex but some of the known reasons young people have disclosed in the past, are poor mental health, poverty, addiction, disability, sexual orientation, domestic abuse. Many young people have said they feel safer on the streets than they do at home. Young people are now 40% more likely to be suffering from poor mental health.

Key are asking businesses to sponsor the charity so they can continue to support young people in Lancashire with a safe roof, food, clothing, and showering facilities. A safe place for young people to drop into where they can receive advice and support and genuine help from Key staff who will listen without judgement and offer practical support delivered in an asset based way to help them to get back on their feet. Key may also be able to provide family mediation to move them back home or where this is not possible help them to find accommodation and support and guide them during the early months of getting a tenancy. Key will help them to visualise a more positive future and to build better lives.

Key Charity has been supporting people across Lancashire for over 25 years. Key do not turn anyone away or put a time limit on how long they work with people. Key's delivery approach is asset based. This means they focus on an individual’s strengths and needs, build relationships focusing on the person, not a problem. Any funds raised through the Magic Key Christmas campaign will be used to support the work of Key including The Base community centre.

For testimonials and information on Key's great work please explore their website.

Ursula Patten Key's Operations Director said 'Key is simply one of the best charities across Lancashire, helping thousands of people changing their lives for the better. If you want us to help even more people this Christmas please donate to our Christmas campaign'

What’s in it for the businesses?
With permission Key will promote the businesses who donate £1000+ to us on their website and social media platforms.

• A public thank you, on Key's website, via social media and via a local media press release
• Permission for the next 12 months to use ‘Magic Key’ logo and to name yourself as a corporate supporter of Key on your own website
• A twice yearly newsletter, capturing exactly how the money was used, so your publicity team can use this in their materials during 2022
• The opportunity for a member of your team to visit Key in 2022 to see first-hand what we offer and learn more about your community
• An image of Key putting the funds to use
• A physical key for display in your office. If you wish to arrange an image of this key handover for your own press release, that’s also ok.

If you are not in a position to personally donate to this campaign you can help Key by sharing their work on Social Media.