Covid-19 Project Update


On 17th March, The Hive venue closed – but our project work continues! We are delighted to be able to continue our vital support to vulnerable children and young adults through virtual platforms and creative ideas.

How have we adapted?

  • Our weekly MYC Music sessions are now operating on Zoom where we alternate song-writing and jamming. These sessions specifically work with young adults in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin aged 16 – 30 who are experiencing anxiety, are struggling with the transition to independent living and/or are at risk of an increased sense of loneliness. Access is by referral from support worker, pastoral care, agency or a partner of The Hive. This project is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund
  • Our weekly music-making workshops for young people aged 10 – 17 living in the Harlescott area of Shrewsbury are also now up on zoom. Funded by National Youth Music and hosted by Shrewsbury Town Council who also oversee and facilitate access to these sessions.
  • Our weekly Buzzy Beats sessions with Under 5s, currently funded by Children in Need is live streaming every Friday morning on Facebook to an ever-growing audience.

These sessions are not just about a couple of hours a week – they aim to engage the participants to have a go at writing, composing or engaging with music in other ways in the spaces in between.

Contact tom@hiveonline.org.uk for more information

The Hive Well-being Projects


Thanks to funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, Arts Council England, National Youth Music, Stop Loan Sharks, Children in Need and various others we are able to run 'Well-being Projects' across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin. #HiveWellbeingProjects

Over the next few months we will be working on the following things:


  • Using creativity as a tool to tackle loneliness and isolation in young people aged 16-30 across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin
  • Recruiting a part-time administrator
  • Forming new partnerships with organisations working with 16-30 year olds
























The Hive Projects


The Hive has managed creative projects since 1999, bringing in over £3 million to the young people of Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. Our music and arts projects help children and young people with least opportunities to develop and progress in and through creative arts and music making; encouraging their talent and potential, building their confidence, and offering life-changing creative experiences. Through these projects the Hive has worked with and continues to work with: Looked After Children, Young Carers, NEETs young people, Armed Forces families, young people in Pupil Referral Units, travelling communities, home education networks, rurally isolated young people, schools and colleges, Youth Services and young people with alcohol and substance misuse issues, among others. We aim to continue developing this work for many years to come. Below are just some of the projects that we have been involved with organising and running.

For more information about Hive projects, please email sal@hiveonline.org.uk or call 01743234970

Why we need your help


38,000 children and young people. This is the number of children and young people we have worked with the past 10 years, most of them living in challenging circumstances in Shrewsbury, Telford & Wrekin.

We want to continue to make a difference to the lives of children & young people and we will need your help to achieve this. In the current economic climate funding has become more and more difficult to secure so every penny really does matter. We have a track record of successful projects, established networks and we work with a great group of professional workshop leaders. We just need the funds to ensure we can continue our valuable work.

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