Gateshead Youth Council


Empowering Young People to Make Choices for Life

Congratulations to the New GYA Executive Committee


Chair   -  Lucy Adams

Vice Chair  -  Ewan Taws

Secretary  -  Andrew Adams

UK Youth Parliament  -   Matthew Spry

Communities  -  James Thirlaway

Culture  -  Stephen Anderson

Education, Employment & Training -  Ellie Brain

Health  -  Sarah Gascoigne

Media  -  Josh Smith






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Membership of GYC gives organisations access to Keyfund; discounted rates on Life Route Accreditations, as well as training courses such as Involve Me and the Member Action Course.

To become a member of GYC, download the membership form, and send it in with a cheque for £25.00.

Price List

Membership Form


Keyfund Gateshead is an informal youth-led learning programme that enables young people to develop skills, knowledge and self-awareness. Keyfund is a structured and resourced model of youth led grant giving.


YFG Fact Sheet

Check out the new eLearner videos on Keyfund's YouTube channel KeyfundCharity which give you an easy to follow guide to how to use the online system for all your Keyfund groups’ paperwork. There are 3 modules – RegistrationPreparing for Panel, and After Panel.  You’ll be sure to find these useful if you haven’t used the online system for a while and want a reminder or are new to Keyfund. There are chapters in the video so you can just watch the section which is relevant to the stage of your group’s project. Let us know what you think!

Training and Accreditation

Member Action Course

Are you aged 14-19? Do you volunteer in your community?  Are you interested in finding out more about working with young people?

Then the Member Action Course is for YOU!


Life Routes

Life Routes is an innovative life-skills programme, specifically developed to raise levels of young people’s self-confidence and awareness of their own potential through project and team-based learning. It empowers young people to take responsibility for their own development.  


Gateshead Youth Assembly


Gateshead Youth Assembly is a great example of what can happen if you give young people support and opportunities.  The GYA is a democratically elected body of young people who meet at least once a month to discuss current issues. 

The Executive and sub committees meet between times to prepare the ground for the full meetings.  The delegates grow in confidence and go on to challenge the status quo both locally and nationally. 

The GYA provides support and the appropriate training for its members throughout the year starting with a training weekend right at the start just after the elections.


For more information click here

GYA Fact Sheet

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