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

LAUNCH OF NEW ALCOHOL AND DRUG SUPPORT SERVICE

A newly-merged alcohol and drug service for Sandwell will launch on 1 February. The service, which is funded by Sandwell Council’s...

News | Fri, 19 Jan 2018

TRIBUTES PAID TO CYRILLE REGIS AND LONG-SERVING COMMUNITY LEADERS

Tributes were paid at the full council meeting last night (Tuesday 16 January) to Cyrille Regis MBE – West Bromwich...

News | Thu, 18 Jan 2018

MONEY ADVICE WITH BETTEROFF SANDWELL

People looking to manage their money better, avoid debt and look for jobs in 2018 are urged to check out...

News | Thu, 18 Jan 2018

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Weekly meets
Wed Jan 24 @10:00 - 12:00PM
Drop In - Smethwick