Welcome to Community Help & 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

Parks for People (UK)

Local Authorities as well as not for profit organisations that own public parks and gardens can apply for grants of...

Funding | Mon, 11 Jan 2016

SANDWELL AT HEART OF MASSIVE DEVOLUTION PLANS

A proposed devolution deal for the West Midlands will bring “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunities for people and businesses in Sandwell, council and...

News | Mon, 30 Nov 2015

SAFER 6 WEEK THREE RESULTS - TIPTON

The results are in for the Safer 6 campaign's third week, which had a special focus on Tipton.

News | Mon, 30 Nov 2015

Latest events

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Weekly meets
Tue Jul 05 @21:00 - 11:00PM, Wheatsheaf Pub, West Bromwich
Drop In - Smethwick
Wed Jul 06 @10:00 - 12:00PM, Windmill Lane Community Centre, Messenger Road, Smethwick
Glebefields Libary
Fri Jul 08 @08:00 - 05:00PM, Glebefields Library, St Mark's Rd, Tipton DY4 0SZ