The Hive arts centre in Shrewsbury, which runs programmes for vulnerable young people, is to receive £74,000 from the Culture Recovery Fund grants programme.

The £257million investment was announced yesterday as part of the very first round of the Culture Recovery Fund grants programme, which is being administered by Arts Council England. Further rounds of funding in the cultural and heritage sector are due to be announced over the coming weeks. 

Kate Jennings, chief executive of The Hive, said: "Thanks to this funding, The Hive will be able to work with more communities across the region, as well as ensuring the venue continues to provide innovative cultural and creative events.

"Like many other arts organisations and charities across the country, this year has been particularly challenging for us as we have not been able to run events, activities and workshops."