CHAINS is the new, free and exciting way for local Sandwell community groups to promote themselves and their activities and events.

We only promote Sandwell groups through the website - so you won’t have to compete for local people’s attention with other groups from outside of Sandwell.

Here you have a local audience all to yourselves!

To promote your group through the website you need to register the group with us first.

This is a simple safeguard so we can make sure the website doesn't get taken over by lots of groups from outside Sandwell.

Registration is easy and quick - taking just a couple of minutes.

All we need from you to register your group is a valid email account  (either your group's or a personal one) and a few basic contact details etc.

If you don't have an email account you can always create a free one using Hotmail

(Please note: Hotmail is a Microsoft tool. You may need to register to Windows Live first if your not already - both can be found by going through the link).

 Once registered you can: 

  • Promote your group through the 'Directory' section.
  • Advertise regular or one off events through the 'Events' section.
  • Put your group forward to be showcased in the 'Case Study' section.


Remember registering to add information about your group etc and content is separate from registering to use the Funding Search tool - but both are completely FREE.

If you aren't confident or comfortable about adding information directly onto the website...

We are more than happy to do this for you! Here's how we can help...

Events information  - If you want to add information about an upcoming event just email us the title of the event, the date(s) and time(s) of the event(s), some contact details (name / email address or phone no. is fine) plus a few words about the event itself

Email these details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax them to 0121 544 9676.  (if you fax the details please mark the fax 'for the attention of the CHAINS team.')

We will do our best to upload the information within a maximum of 5 working days.

Adding your group details onto the Directory section -

We are just as happy to add promotional information about your group onto the website for you.

Just download the directory application form - fill it in and post it back to us at the address on the form.

Have us publish your latest news online for you -

Want to tell the local community about your latest group news? 

Just write us a short article - anything up to around 400 words (about one side of A4).

You can include a photograph or a picture with your article  (as a JPEG file please). 

The simply Email your article and picture(s) to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We aim to publish news articles within a maximum 5 working days. 

So if your news relates to something 'up and coming' please get it to us in good time if you can!

So if you now want to register your group and start adding information onto the website use the button below...


Register now

If you want to search for Funding

Groups looking for funding can sign up to use our free Grant Finding tool.

    This is a powerful commercial package that we provide access here to for free. - as often as you want & whenever you need

It's online and available 24/7 and 365 days a year.

    Signing up is simple and takes minutes at most.
    If you have already signed up as a group to the website - you still need to register seperately to use the funding tool

Once signed up you can also opt receive our FREE monthly funding update e-newsletter.


Sign up now