Volunteer Centre Sandwell has recently secured £453,000 from Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communities Programme.

The centre will expand its successful Hands on Project providing volunteering opportunities for people with mental health conditions and those with physical and learning disabilities in Sandwell for another five years.

Jean Taylor Chief Executive Officer said” We are delighted to be awarded this funding. Our aim is to improve the mental wellbeing individuals through education and training opportunities to develop their skills to open up new employment opportunities and their wider development”

Tailored support will also offer advice and guidance to volunteers and local voluntary organisations.