The HIVE Project

HIVE (which stands for Holistic, Individualised, Volunteering and Employment) is an innovative skills and employment pilot project, trialling a new way of supporting people into employment.  And best of all, it’s all under one roof.

The project is supported by the UK Community Renewal Fund.


Who is the HIVE Project for?

HIVE is open to individuals who are:

  • Aged 18 – 65+.
  • Unemployed and looking for support to get into employment.
  • Not working but would like to improve their skills.
  • Living in Llanhilleth and its surrounding areas.

What does the HIVE Project offer?

  • One to one, tailored support from our Community Team.
  • Opportunities to improve life skills and gain qualifications.
  • Volunteering opportunities in Hospitality and Catering. 

Our Volunteering programme offers practical work experience in all aspects of working such as customer service skills, event and wedding set up, bar work and waiting skills at large scale events.

  • Support with reading and writing through our Readability programme.

Readability offers tailored one to one support to improve reading and writing skills and helps individuals gain confidence and self-esteem.  Find out more about our unique Readability programme here.

  • Learn how to prepare and cook healthy meals at our adult and family cookery classes and demonstrations.
  • An opportunity to improve employable skills through training, work placements, job searching skills and CV writing.


Contact Us

 For more information and to find out about how we can help and support you, contact our Community Team on 01495 400204.


Hayley Davies – Community Engagement Manager;

Cameron Carpenter – Volunteering Coordinator;

Angie Rossiter – Food Hub Coordinator;




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