Sandwell Forum for
Voluntary Youth
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Our Members

Membership of SFVYO is ever increasing as more and more organisations realise that we are stronger united. Our membership is made up of over 60 organisations representing over 4000 young people. Benefits of being a member include: free access to training, equipment, advice and funding.


Formed in 1885 by employees of "George Salters", West Bromwich Hockey Club is one of the oldest in the country and links established over the years with local schools and community groups have been key to our longevity. SFVYO has enabled us to network with other local Youth Organisations in both a formal and informal environment, share best practice and ideas, and look at opportunities for providing a structured and fun activity for the young people of Sandwell. We are proud to be members of the SFVYO and look forward to many more years of continued association.

Kevin Scholz
Youth Development Officer
West Bromwich Hockey Club


Membership of the Forum is open to voluntary youth organisations which:

  1. have registered with Sandwell Youth Service; and
  2. publish an audited account, or for newly constituted groups set up accounts in accordance with the provisions of the Charity commissioners; and
  3. have a constitution or terms of reference; and
  4. have declared social educational objectives; and
  5. subscribe to the purpose of the Forum; and
  6. can demonstrate the implementation of a written policy of Equal Opportunities; and
  7. involve service users in its management; and
  8. can demonstrate the implementation of a written Child Protection Policy and that this Policy is communicated to all members; and
  9. attend a minimum of one Annual General Meeting and one General Meeting of the Forum per year.

Each member organisation is entitled to appoint two representatives, at least one of whom shall be below the age of twenty-six.

Organisations which fail to meet the criteria for full membership may be given the status of associate membership.

If you are interested in joining us then please contact us.