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Affordable Reconditioned Laptops

ReCOM is a Solihull-based charity which deliveries its services across the West Midlands. It provides affordable reconditioned laptops to voluntary organisations and individuals on low incomes.

Laptops come with a choice of Windows 7 or Windows 10 and Microsoft Office 2010. Equipment can be collected from their workshop in West Bromwich or delivered to you. ReCOM currently have 14” Lenovo laptops for £130 with fast i5 processors and have a minimum of 160 GB hard drive.

If you are Interested, please speak to Jayne on 0121 663 0335 or email

An application for can be downloaded from the website.

Local company wish to donate free office furniture

Steel and Alloy Gonvarri Steel Services, West Bromwich, have a number of office desks in excellent condition and a few office chairs, which they would wish to donate to the voluntary sector. Steel and Alloy is based at Trafalgar Works, Union Street, West Bromwich B70 6BZ.

The company need to clear their office of these items of furniture by Friday, 21 April at the very latest. If you are interested please contact Kate Bonsor via email at, or telephone 0121 500 0624.

Office furniture needed

Office FurnitureGreat Health Care is a CIC formed to increase the take up of services by all sections of the community and deliver help, support and advice in areas regarding health, employment training, community service and community development.

GHC is looking for office furniture to help furnish their Oldbury offices, at Choudhury House, Albert Street, Oldbury, B69 4DE. They are looking for 8 office desks, 4 office chairs, 2 filing cabinets, 12 waiting chairs, a printer and photocopier.

If you have any of the above items, or other office furniture/equipment, that is surplus to requirement, please contact Zulfigar Khan on 0121 327 2388 or email

WREN Heritage Fund

Wren HeritageThe WREN Heritage Fund aims to support the repair, maintenance or restoration of buildings or structures of architectural or historic importance including places of worship.

Under the scheme, grants of between £15,001and £75,000 are available for Grade 1 (Grade A in Scotland) and Grade 2 *star listed buildings or structures including places of worship situated within 10 miles of an active and licensed Waste Recycling Group landfill site. This funding programme will be directly managed and administered by WREN.

WREN is working in partnership with English Heritage, Historic Scotland, Cadw (Wales) and the National Churches Trust who have all helped in the development of this programme. WREN will not consider nor accept applications submitted directly by applicants.

All Heritage Fund applications must be recommended and supported by one of the 4 key partner organisations listed on the WREN website.  Visit the website.

Sandwell Legacy – Capital Refurbishment Support

Community EventsDoes your community room need a lick of paint or new kitchen facilities? What about a new heating system or electrical rewiring? If the answer’s yes, the housing investment legacy scheme may be the helping hand you need.

They want to help Sandwell’s great community projects by offering some free labour and materials to transform buildings and its surroundings.
So, if you are a voluntary, community or not-for-profit organisation such as a school, charity or faith organisation based in Sandwell and serving our communities, why not apply?

You can download the application form and guidance notes here, send us an e-mail or call 0121 569 2924 and we’ll post or email one out to you.

Please note that there is no monetary value attached to this scheme – only tools, material and some helping hands. Forms must be returned by Friday 27 November, 2015 to the email address above or posted to us at: Sandwell Housing Investment Team, 1st Floor, Direct 2 Industrial Park, Roway Lane, Oldbury, B69 3ES.