You may well be aware that Wirral Council are proposing a range of budget cuts from April. These include a reduction in funding for youth services of £200,000. What the information published by the council does not include however, is that it is proposed to cut this entire amount from The Hive.

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What is the proposed cut to The Hive?

The proposed cut is £200,000 which is a 50% reduction in the support we rely on from Wirral Council.

What would be the impact of a funding cut of this size?

If the proposed cut in funding is approved it will put a significant amount of our work at risk. It would result in a reduction of services that currently support thousands of young people.

When will the council make their decision?

The consultation process is open until 22nd January and the council will agree their budget on 1st March 2021

Is there anything I can do to help?

Yes! We need you to help us now and to register your support for young people. Please go online at

  • You will need to register with a few details (just the boxes marked with a * are mandatory)
  • Select the “Council Budget 2021-22” project.
  • Select the survey tab. The first question relates to the £200k proposed cut to The Hive (although The Hive is not referenced) Please select the “strongly disagree” option for this proposal.
  • There are also tabs to give ideas and to ask questions in advance of online events to be held in January. If you are able to provide more detail you can send an email to

Can I get in touch with you?

Please contact us if you have any questions, ideas or comments. We have set up a dedicated email for all things related to this process;

In the meantime many thanks in advance and please be assured we are doing all we can to protect all of our sessions and services for young people.