Blackburn and Darwen Hive Ambassadors Network

Our Charity Partner

Our charity partner – Blackburn Youth Zone

“Starting where young people are, going where young people take us…”

Blackburn Youth Zone

Hive is proud to have joined forces with Blackburn Youth Zone (registered charity no.1135949) – a once-in-a-lifetime partnership project between the private and public sectors to turn around the opportunities and options available to young people within the Borough.

The Zone is a state of the art facility, located at the heart of Blackburn. Offering world class equipment, cutting-edge resources, tailor made sports and arts programmes and extensive mentoring and personal support, the Youth Zone we will irrevocably change the prospects offered to the area’s young people.

For all backgrounds, for all abilities, for all of the community…open 365 days a year. And all for just 50p admission! The Youth Zone offers extensive sport and fitness facilities, with a multitude of sporting classes and opportunities (including tennis, hockey, netball, unihock, cricket, and dodgeball), a state-of-the-art gym and a rooftop kick pitch. An exciting and varied arts programme includes an expansive dance studio, arts and music workshops, visual arts apparatus and accredited options.

Blackburn Youth Zone’s Mission

A strategically located project designed to provide an affordable and safe environment for the thousands of young people in Blackburn with Darwen. Impacting upon the wider community – Blackburn Youth Zone will invariably prove a hugely positive addition to Blackburn’s residents and beyond. Promoting community cohesion – the Youth Zone will not only enhance relationships between Blackburn’s young people – but will create a shift in dynamic between its young people and the town’s greater populace.

The Youth Zone’s success will reflect the level of support and commitment of all the Borough’s stakeholders – particularly the business community. If you would like to help, comment, or have any questions for Blackburn Youth Zone, please contact Julia Wright, Head of Business Development on 01254 292000 or email