COMMUNITY ORGANISATION AWARD FOR AGE –
The Hive Youth Zone is a state-of-the-art facility for young people between the ages of 8-19 years, or up to 25 for those with a disability. It is open every day of the year and provides a fun and inclusive facility for all young people, giving them the chance to experience a choice of at least 20 activities each session across a range of provision including: arts, media, sports, enterprise and employability. New experiences are offered, horizons broadened, and aspirations raised, all with the aim of motivating young people to reach their full potential. The Hive has c.4000 members welcoming up to 160 young people per night, of which on average 30% have disabilities. Since their first anniversary in April 2018, The Hive has exceeded all expectations in terms of engagement with young people, with more than 80,000 visits, 35,000 hot meals served, and 11,630 hours of volunteering time given.