THE LEYS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE (LEYS CDI)
Leys CDI is a local charity which develops and co-ordinates projects of long-term benefit to the Blackbird Leys and Greater Leys estates in Oxford.
The Leys CDI, which was founded in 1995, has wide experience as a key partner in initiatives tackling deprivation and social inclusion in the local community.
Our work has been recognised and supported by a broad range of organisations, both statutory and voluntary, at local and national level.
The CDI currently runs two projects:
The Youth Project’s strength lies in its community roots. The CDI youth project is well established and ‘respected’ locally. The CDI youth project wants to continue and increase the provision of consistent, safe, enjoyable activities that are accessible to everyone.
Leys CDI youth was fortunate to have a Big Lottery Fund grant of £499,078 from 2014-2018. The money was used to fund youth-led social and educational activities, careers development and diversionary activities for young people aged 9-25 through the Leys CDI ‘Vision Transition’ project. Click to see the final report.
Leys CDI’s Clockhouse Project supports local over-50s to make good things happen in our community.
We aim to tackle loneliness, boost health and well-being, and help older residents develop their potential and live life to the full!
Our activities are chosen and developed by older people themselves.
In May 2019 the we were funded to do an evaluation of the Clockhouse Project. Click to view the report.