Welcome to Community Help and Information Network Sandwell (CHAINS)

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This website is a free resource to promote Sandwell's community sector and to provide help for community groups.

However, we also have loads of toolkits or advice sheets - free for anyone to use. Visit the SUPPORT section to find out more.

We also provide free software - Apply Yourself and Budget Yourself - to help with planning your next funding application.

If you live in Sandwell and want to find a group to join, or are looking to keep up with the latest local community news - this is the website for you too!

All of the resources for community groups here are FREE - including our latest  Capacity Building Strategy for community groups -

Although we have restricted the calendar facility on the site to just local groups to ensure our site primarily benefits Sandwell groups and communities.

If you want to find out more about how we developed our website see our CHAINS - Good Practice Guide (find out more about how we developed our website).

Local groups wanting to promote themselves, their activities or events need to register first.

All we need are a few basic details from you - to help us ensure we keep CHAINS as a resource primarily about local people and groups.

Adding information onto the site is quick and easy - but if you aren't confident about doing this you can always send us your information and we will even upload it for you...find out more.

 

Latest news

HORTICULTURE APPRENTICES CELEBRATE SUCCESS

Green-fingered apprentices from Sandwell are celebrating after being rewarded for their achievements by their horticultural college. Apprentices working towards their Level...

News | Wed, 16 Aug 2017

TRAILBLAZING SCHEME CHANGES LIVES BY SUPPORTING CHILDREN FROM ABROAD

September means a new school year for most children. But for pupils at one school, it’s the start of a whole...

News | Mon, 14 Aug 2017

£50,000 Available for Housing Projects (North of England)

Charities and not for profit organisations who work in North and East Yorkshire, Cumbria, County Durham, Tees Valley, Northumberland and...

Funding | Mon, 14 Aug 2017

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Sat Aug 19 @08:00 - 05:00PM
Glebefields Libary
Tue Aug 22 @21:00 - 11:00PM
Weekly meets
Wed Aug 23 @10:00 - 12:00PM
Drop In - Smethwick