Important notice about payments (rent, council tax and other bills)

Due to essential maintenance, we won't be able to take payments over the phone or online between 12pm on Monday 16 July and 12pm on Tuesday 17 July. Cashiers desks at local offices will also be closed

Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) support

Voluntary Sector Support Budget

The Voluntary Sector Support budget provides funding for over 40 Sandwell voluntary organisations which are delivering a range of services that meet local priorities.

All organisations that receive funding from this budget have to comply with a set of protocols and sign up to conditions of funding.

Organisations in occupation of Council property and in receipt of a reduced rent or a rent subsidy have to comply with conditions of funding

The voluntary sector support budget also provides funding for a range of holiday playschemes run by voluntary and community groups.

From time to time disagreements may occur between funded organisations and the council or complaints arise about funded organisations, and procedures have been developed to respond to these: