An award-winning NGO delivering innovative services to children, young people, 

adults and diverse communities in inner city areas to help achieve their true  potential.

Who we areProjects


TECHNICAL ENTERPRISE SUPPORT PROJECT leads to the Pathway into Employment (PiE) has been funded by the Wesleyan Foundation. Our plan is to work with local residents whose livelihood has been affected by, or potentially are at risk of unemployment due to COVID-19.  We know that thousands of people in this important sub-region will lose their jobs due to employers having to close their businesses especially when the Furlough Scheme ends. Our long-term plan is to offer dedicated enterprise and business support to support economic wellbeing in local areas.

 In partnership with our sister organisation, Global Entrepreneurial Development Services (GEDS) We are currently delivering online training via Zoom every Monday from 10.30 and 12.30pm. We also offer hourly 1-1 support sessions for participants experiencing multiple disadvantages.

Our research showed that there was limited support in existence for people new to business or those thinking about setting up their own enterprise.  Through the PiE programme of ongoing activities, the participants will learn to develop their ideas into busines prospects and also learn about how to do their web-filing, Corporation Tax Returns, Annual Statement of Accounts, Annual Returns and information to the Charity Commission (in the case of non-governmental organisations and others). They will also receive support in learning how to conduct e-marketing campaigns, support in budgeting and creating cashflows.  Participants will gain an invaluable knowledge and skills around IT and setting up their own marketing portals.

To register, please fill in this very short questionnaire and submit. We will then contact you.



A-Z Career Development Programme to make you a successful Professional or Entrepreneur. 

CEAL will be delivering its first ever Strengthening Enterprise Resilience’ (SER) Programme for 14 -30-year olds in Birmingham and the Black Country. It is supported by The Big Issue invest, funded by the Community Lottery Fund

It aims to develop the talents and skills of young people to be either successful professionals or entrepreneurs in various disciplines and sectors. We are interested in young people who are serious about their future, and they must fit in the following criteria;

  • Students (going to college or University)
  • Unemployed Youths
  • Youths with moderate learning difficulty 
  • Young Minority Ethnic Groups 
  • Young Volunteers
  • Young People who have business ideas
  • Career-minded Young People 


  • Learn about careers 
  • Develop new ideas
  • More self-confidence
  • Greater self-esteem 
  • Meet new people
  • Share experiences
  • Create networks 
  • Gain presentation skills


  • Agriculture 
  • Business 
  • Construction 
  • Design 
  • Engineering 
  • Food & Hospitality
  • Health & Social Care
  • Informatics 
  • Manufacturing
  • Transport & Logistics

Duration: November 2020 to March 2021. 

Schedule: Every Saturdays, 2pm to 4pm 

Training start date: 13 November 2020

Venue: Zoom Platform and 1-1 support in [physical] venues according
to Government Guidelines. 


Community Projects

LEAD Project

Local Employability Act Development Project The project supports young people aged 16-24. It will help develop their personal skills, employment aptitude, and business/enterprise acumen.
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SHA Project

School Health ActionHealthy children achieve better in education”. The aim of the School-Based  SHA program is to work closely with children and families in local schools to reduce multiple barriers to optimal health. 
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SHIE Project

Sandwell Heritage Icons Empowerment Project Profile the heritage contribution of South Asian women to Sandwell’s textile industry from the 1960’s -2000. Preserve the memories of the local textiles heritage by capturing women’s input to this industry sector. Record oral histories of 30 Sandwell residents. 
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Parental Enterprise Development Project

Offer IAG, employability training, job search support and a celebratory event on project completion; Enable parents to realise their aspirations through showcasing their talent and ability. 
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LES Project

Local Employability Skills –  Aimed at residents of Sandwell the course aims to equip unemployed people with a pathway to education and training. 
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Our Mission & Ethos

“To offer world-class Leadership support services to all sections of the communities including young people”

 – Promote confidence, self-awareness, and respect for others – 
– Raise the awareness of parents and the local community – 
– Identify closely with various community and school sectors – 
– Foster equal opportunities and give recognition to diverse cultures –
– Encourage genuine dialogue with the community – 
– Identify specific needs and establish a collective strategy –
– Involve a variety of agencies in the delivery process –



Volunteer Today

If you would like to gain new skills and offer something back to the community and be part of a dynamic team, we would like to hear from you. When you volunteer with us,  you will benefit from a supportive yet friendly environment. You will be given friendly advice and guidance. You will gain invaluable experience and we will induct and train you depending on your needs. You can commit as little as 4-5  hours per week.  

To register as a volunteer with us, please contact us. And we will send you a registration form. For any of our schools projects or if you work with vulnerable adults, we will require you to have DBS. 


VOLUNTEER  CO-ORDINATORTel: 0121 558 2249 | Email: harminder@ceal.org.uk


The one to one mentoring helped me a lot, I feel more confident about my abilities despite my disability.

The LES programme has helped me enter into the job market, the tutors gave me lots of support.

The tutors were extremely knowledgeable, helpful, skilled, supportive and brilliant.

My grandchildren were so excited to see me and their mom learn in their school.


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Get In Touch

Location: Wood Lane Community Centre,  157 Wood Lane, West Bromwich, B70 9PT.

Telephone: 0121 558 2249

Email: info@ceal.org.uk

Office Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am – 5pm