Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) support

Leases for Voluntary and Community Organisations

Council Policy on Land and Premises for Voluntary and Community Organisations

The policy brings together all of the policies that relate to land and premises for the voluntary and community sector into a single document. Key changes include:

  •      longer leases 
  •      the introduction of reduced rents
  •      updated model leases
  •      a section on asset transfer

  The revised policy makes leasing arrangements more open and transparent, in line with the Sandwell Compact. The policy consists of the following:

Further model leases are being prepared for land and for longer term occupation of premises. 

For further information please contact Heather Chinner 0121 569 3020 heather_chinner@sandwell.gov.uk.

Further guidance has been produced to help to ensure that the is policy is implemented in consistent way.