Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr. Katherine Zappone T.D. officially opened the new Kildare Town Youth Hub, The Hive on Thursday 23rd June 2016 at 6pm.
Gaps in relation to youth provision were identified by local community leaders and state agencies as part of the establishment of the Integrated Services Programme (ISP) in Kildare Town in 2010. The ISP was a programme of the County Development Board and is now run in conjunction with the LCDC. Funding was secured to refurbish the old Post Office premises from a range of sources, with primary funding coming from Kildare County Council & Department of Children and Youth Affairs, with other funds coming through Tusla.
The Hive, Kildare Town Youth Hub, opened its doors in September 2015. The Hive targets young people aged 10-25 years through a range of youth activities, services and programmes. There are approximately 100 young people using the facility on a weekly basis.