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Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Grants

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Friends of Dartmouth Park (not for profit Organisation)

Purchase of five new benches in Dartmouth Park

Friends of Dartmouth Park are an established organisation that was formed in 2008 to support Sandwell MBC in the restoration of Dartmouth Park.

CIL funding was approved to purchase five new park benches in Dartmouth Park.

The aim of the Project is to attract local people back into Dartmouth Park to meet up and sit on the benches to look at the views of Dartmouth Park. This Project will reduce social isolation and contribute to People’s health and wellbeing.

The group were awarded CIL funding of £2,081.40

Friends of Dartmouth Park event

Litter Watch

Sandwell Learn to Grown

Litter Watch is an organization which aims to improve the local environment through practical regeneration and educational activities for local people across Sandwell.

The Caroline Street Community Gardens has a range of volunteer opportunities.

Litter watch have received CIL funding to repair two wooden cabins situated at the Caroline Street Community Gardens. The two cabins were both in urgent need of remedial works such as new flooring and doors.

The two cabins have now been refloored and repaired meaning that the organization and other communities, Schools, users have a safe space to work and rest.

The group were awarded CIL funding of £2,685.20

Litter Watch

The West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre

West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre - Shutters

The West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre is an established organisation that is based in Thomas Street, West Bromwich Town. The organisation works to benefit African Caribbean communities and aims to offer life chances to older people in West Bromwich.

CIL funding has been received to supply and fit new external shutters to the building. This is a council owned building that is leased to the African Caribbean Resource Centre,

The funding awarded for this was for the one-off supply and fitting of external shutters to external windows to the building, following a number of burglaries to the Resource Centre in recent years.
.The group were awarded CIL funding of £3,500.00

West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre

West Bromwich Dartmouth Cricket Club (and Bowling Club)

West Bromwich Dartmouth Cricket Club (and Bowling Club) Pathway repairs 

CIL funding has been approved for West Bromwich Dartmouth Cricket (and Bowling) Club to replace the pathway that enables access by spectators to the Bowling Club and Cricket Grounds.

The perimeter of the ground is a safe area for walking as there is a hand rail all the way round for safety of the older people.

Following completion of the path improvement works. This will enable access by wheelchair users as well as visually disabled people who want to attend club events and safely use the grounds. The path once completed would be open to all members of the local community as well as club members.

The group were awarded CIL funding of £3,500.00

Dartmouth Cricket Club


4 Community Trust 

Community Centre Floor Refurb

4 Community Trust are based in Sandwell who work with local residents and children to create opportunities for support and development. 

4 Community Trust will be taking over the former SAPA (Sandwell Adventure Play Association) building in Wiltshire Way, West Bromwich. This building has fallen out of use but will be a good asset for Sandwell (particularly West Bromwich) and its residents. 

4 Community Trust have received CIL funding to renew the flooring to the kitchen, main hall and office areas of this new facility making the building safer and more welcoming for users. 

The new space will also be available for use by other community-based organisations who are looking for a facility to provide their activities from.  

The group were awarded CIL funding of £4,200.00.

4 Community trust

291 Community Trust Association

Screening People Together

291 Community Association (CIO) is a well-established organisation that provides facilities for recreation and other leisure-time occupation in the interests of social welfare for the Sandwell Borough residents, mainly in West Bromwich.

291 Community Association (CIO) has received CIL funding to purchase ICT equipment to help stream activities on Zoom for their members to reduce isolation and loneliness.
The CIL funding will enable 291 Community Association (CIO) to purchase a Webcam, audio mixer, camcorder, microphone and laptop. 

291 Community Association (CIO) are also supplying tablets / training to members who are unable to access the Zoom calls themselves for a period of six months which will also support their digital skills.  

The group were awarded CIL funding of £1,643.95

291 Community Association


Greets Green Community Enterprise 

Outside Learning Space 

Greets Green Community Enterprise is an organization that is set up to provide facilities to enable the community to come together for a wide range of leisure and educational activities. 

Greets Green Community Enterprise applied for CIL funding for their outside learning space and plan to purchase different types of trees, soil and blackboard paint for this area.

The aim of the project is to improve the outside learning space to make it more user friendly, improving the environment and to make the space a positive place where children can engage with nature and take part in outside learning. 

The group were awarded CIL funding of £1,144.32



Hallam Street Community Project

Kitchen improvements project 

Hallam Street Community Project is a Community led Organisation providing community and social activities (i.e. luncheon and fitness clubs, disability groups, cancer choir, etc.) which are of benefit to the community. 

Hallam Street Community has received CIL funding for a new cook master double oven and kitchen vent, two bins and various products to help keep participants safe i.e. masks, hand sanitiser and disposable gloves etc.

The aim of the Project is seeking to improve the cooking facilities for the organisation by attracting new participants and user groups to visit the Organisation. 

The group were awarded CIL funding of £890.49

Hallam Street Community Project


West Bromwich BID CIC

Town Link Radio Upgrade

West Bromwich Town Business Improvement District was established in 2015 following a vote from businesses in West Bromwich Town. 

The BID covers 576 businesses within the BID area, including Carters Green, High Street, 4 Shopping Centres and surrounding areas.

The West Bromwich BID was established to improve the town by keeping it clean and tidy, hold events and hire Town Ambassadors to ensure businesses and residents feel safe and any issues are reported to the appropriate services. 

The BID also manages a Town Radio Link scheme in partnership with various partners.

The Radio Link is an integral part of the town communication and shares real time information and knowledge from suspicious behaviour, shoplifting and anti-social behaviour.

The West Bromwich BID has received CIL funding to upgrade the existing Town Radio link system, Including a software update, purchase of new batteries for existing radios and the physical upgrade of radios for the shopping centre security managers and other partners.

The group have received £4,175.05 CIL funding.

West Bromwich BID


West Bromwich Baptist Church

New Kitchen Fitment 

West Bromwich Baptist Church aims to serve the needs of the local community, helping and supporting residents across the Sandwell Borough by putting on a wide range of activities.

West Bromwich Baptist Church has received CIL funding to purchase kitchen equipment to help complete the renovation of the Church.

By refurbishing the kitchen and church, the organisation is aiming to attract new members and put on activities for the community, such as lunch clubs and cooking classes.

The CIL funding has helped to purchase Wall and base units, work tops, sink and taps.

The group were awarded CIL funding of £4,266.00

West Bromwich Baptist Church


Confederation of Bangladeshi Organisations

Greets Green Resource Centre – New Tables 

Confederation of Bangladeshi Organisations started in 1985. They have an open-door policy which encourages Sandwell residents to get involved in a wide range of activities, all free of charge.

Confederation of Bangladeshi Organisations has successfully received CIL funding for 6 mobile folding tables.

The aim of the project is to be able to put on more sessions each week, by having more flexibility and capacity in the Greets Green Resource Centre. They are looking to welcome new members to become a part of Confederation of Bangladeshi Organisations and get involved in the free activities the Centre has to offer.

The group were awarded CIL funding of £4089.00



Charlemont Dramatics Society (CADS)

Replacement of Stage Lighting 

CADS started their organisation back in 1947. The vision was to get a group of people together to perform for the Community. CADS currently put on 2-3 performances a year at the Gayton Road Community Centre in West Bromwich. These performances are for up to 140 people in the local community.

CADS has received CIL funding for help towards a new lighting system as the one currently used is outdated and irreparable. 

The new LED lighting system will be more efficient and environmentally friendly and help with allowing CADS to continue putting on performances for the local community.

The group were awarded CIL funding of £4,309.55



Sandwell Visually Impaired CIO

Information At Your Fingertips 

Sandwell Visually Impaired CIO is a well-respected organisation which provide support for people who live with sight loss in the Sandwell Borough. 

The organisation does this by putting on; one to one, group face to face or telephone support sessions.

The aim for the organisation is to help their members become more independent by using specialised keyboards and laptops which enable their members to learn new ICT skills.

Sandwell Visually Impaired CIO has been successful in receiving CIL funding for items such as laptops, laptop cases, special big letter keyboards and Bluetooth microphone headsets.

The group were awarded CIL funding of £1,597.84



Yew Tree and Tame Bridge Community Centre

Yew Tree and Tame Bridge Kitchen Update 

Yew Tree and Tame Bridge Community Centre is a voluntary led organisation formed in 2011, based in West Bromwich.

The Community Centre is open Monday-Saturdays 9am-11pm. There are lots of different activities and events provided for the community to attend along with a Hall that can be hired out.

The organisation has been successful in receiving CIL funding to help towards a complete kitchen refurbishment. This has enabled them to replace the 30-year old, outdated kitchen which was no longer usable.

The CIL funding helped the organisation re-new the flooring in the kitchen, purchase kitchen units and counter tops and materials towards the project.

The new facilities will help with attracting new community groups such as lunch clubs and cooking classes.

The Group were awarded CIL funding of  £3,919.75

Yew Tree


Midland Langar Seva Society

Sandwell Outreach Programme - MLSS

Midland Langar Seva Society is a registered charity that help feed the community in West Bromwich, Monday-Sunday 6:00pm-7:00pm by handing out hot meals and food parcels. This is mainly for people who are homeless, have mental health issues or are less fortunate.

The organisation is serving around 80 people per day and the demand is rising.

Midland Langar Seva have been successful receiving CIL funding for 7 tables, a gazebo, barriers and cooking equipment.

These items will help the organisation keep up with the demand from the community and improve speed of service.

The group were awarded CIL funding of £2,768.93



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