Local Business Backs First Merseyside Youth Zone
Merseyside's first state-of-the-art youth facility, Wirral Youth Zone has secured Founder Patron support from Boulting to the tune of £75,000 over three years.
Dave Friar, International Director and Executive Board Member at Boulting said: "The moment we heard about Wirral Youth Zone we knew it was exactly the type of relevant investment the young people in this region need. We are proud to offer our support to ensure that we can help build a brighter future for young people. It will make a huge difference to have this safe and inspiring place where they can discover their talents, build their confidence and self-esteem and aspire to lead healthier and happier lives."
The new £6 million Youth Zone will be built on Exmouth St, adjacent to the new Fire Station, in the centre of Birkenhead and will be a place where all of Wirral's young people can reach their full potential, grow their dreams and achieve their goals. It will be a safe and supportive community for young people to belong and be themselves.
Stuart Barnes, General Manager at The Hive - Wirral Youth Zone said: "We are hugely thankful to the Boulting for its support towards The Hive.Founder Patron support is crucial to the sustainability of the Youth Zone and this backing will help give the young people of Wirral a safe and inspiring place to spend their leisure time.
The Hive will cost £1 million per year to run and this will be secured through a combination of public sector and private sector funding. Over the coming months, 50% of the running costs will be secured through the local business community to help shape the future of the borough's young people.
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