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Membership Services
Find out more about our categories of membership and the benefits membership can offer to you or a group you are involved with.
All 3 of our membership categories are FREE to join. Through our membership we offer -
For Community Groups
The basic services we offer to all groups in membership include:
  • Very cheap printing & copying facility.
  • Eligibility to join our laptop loan scheme.
  • Access to finding funding support.
  • Avenues to promote your group & events etc.
  • Invitation to general meetings & AGM
  • Copy of monthly news mailing (see sample copy).
  • Invitation to networking events.
  • Access to general advice & phone support.
For Tenants & Residents Groups

Groups registered with Sandwell Homes receive the support offered to community groups but are also eligible for additional support - which is provided through a grant funding arrangement from Sandwell MBC.

Such support can be tailored to meet the needs of your group -
please contact us for additional information if you are part of a local tenants and residents group.

For Individual Members
As an individual member you will receieve from us:
  • A copy of our monthly news mailing (see latest edition).
  • Eligibility to join our laptop loan scheme.
  • Use of our IT equipped Resource Centre.
  • Invitations to our bi-monthly general meetings and the AGM.
  • Support in the event you should wish to start a Tenants & Residents group.
Individual membership provides lots of scope for personal development. Involvement will help build personal confidence and introduce you to a range of transferable skills that are prized by employers. It is also a way of demonstrating to a potential employer you are a self motivated and community minded person - in fact just the sort of person they would want to offer employment too!
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