First launching in 2007 thanks to National Lottery Funding, Switch Midlands was originally called The Switch Project and provided participatory arts based activities for children and young people, specialising in digital arts such as music production, film and photography, hence the name Switch.Following the 3-years of funding, the outcomes being achieved meant the project became a sustainable social enterprise, regularly being commissioned by schools and local authorities to deliver social and emotional well-being interventions for children and young people.
Now with over a 15 years of success and experience, The Switch Project has become Switch Midlands – better reflecting the reach and impact it has had in the region. We are delighted that in 2023 we have made the leap from social enterprise to charity, and we are excited for the opportunities this offers us.
Our mission is to provide schools with an evidence-based, outcome-driven service that enables pupils to overcome social and emotional barriers to learning by “Powering Their Potential.” We are proud to say that we are one of the leading providers of support for schools in the West Midlands, working alongside them to improve the personal development, behaviour and wellbeing of both primary and secondary pupils.
Between September 2022 and July 2023 we have worked with over 1000 children and young people in primary and secondary schools throughout the West Midlands.
Switch Midlands operates entirely in the interests of our social mission, to support those children and young people at trick if exclusion or isolation from their schools, families or communities.
As a charity we reinvest in our social purpose – so not only do we offer those who commission our service excellent financial value, but social value too.