We are looking for 100 Heroes who will stand with us in supporting the vital ministry carried out by The Gap (Midlands) with marginalised young people in Sutton Coldfield and the surrounding areas. You can be a Hero by committing to support us with just £10 (or more) a month for one year. For less than four cups of coffee a month you can help The Gap support local teenagers, with their social skills, mental well-being, self-esteem, emotional and family issues. You can play a truly heroic part in their lives and help change communities.
To be one of our Heros set up a standing order and complete one of the donor forms below. Use the Word document to complete electronically and avoid printing, and email back to us. Thank you for helping others improve their lives!
Every week at The Gap
What young people think about The Gap
"Gap were there for me when I had no one and they are still here supporting me and motivating me. I have come along way and a huge part of that is down to every bit of support the gap have provided. When gap entered my life I felt valued and that I was being listened to for the first time in my life."
"Venue is my safe space. It's always a warm environment... like my family away from home. I know if I need anything I can ask the team and they are there for me."
"I look forward to each visit to The gap* each week. It makes me so happy and the team always make me laugh.
Thank you for being my friends."
The Venue is our drop-in centre for young people aged 13-19 in the centre of Sutton. It is open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 3:30 - 5:30pm, and most school holidays too. It is a space where young people can come and hang out, meet others, chat, receive one free hot chocolate, play some games and access support.
Headspace is a support network for young people aged between 12-19 who may be experiencing issues with their mental health. Using trained volunteers, we offer one to one sessions at times to suit them. The majority of this work happens in school. There is a referral process which can be found by clicking the button below.
Our street work project is currently under review. We are working on new exciting ways to re-launch this area of our youth work.
The studio is based in the Venue and allows young people to explore their interest or passion for music. This can be through performing and having their music recorded, making podcasts or learning how to use the equipment in a studio environment.