• Practical support for your group

    This section contains loads of useful PDF downloads.

    Information is organised under 5 main headings - and includes a document search facility to help you find what you are looking for.


  • All downloads are FREE

    Have you seen our latest free Good Practice Guide for other organisations wanting to develop their own interactive community resources like CHAINS?

    See our Training & IT section on the Support pages 

  • We are now longer able to offer the funding search tool

    Follow this link for news on other free online resources to help you find funding.


  • Plus Free Practical Tools

    As we develop the website there will be a number of practical tools coming on line.

    These will include simple Excel based petty cash and ledger systems, plus tools for project budgeting and planning funding applications.



Find funding


From the end of April 2014 we are no longer able to offer access to the Funding Search tool - due to us no longer having the funding available to offer this subscription based service.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

CHAINS will continue to offer all the other free downloadable content on offer in the support section of the website.

If you are looking for funding here is a link to help you access other free online funding search resources.