Confederation of Indian Organisations

Themes: Leicester, Young people, Civil engagement

CIO is a membership organisation of over 100 agencies representing various South Asian communities of all faiths. Near Neighbours is funding a pilot mentoring programme to prevent reoffending amongst young people from the Belgrave and Latimer areas of Leicester, by training eight volunteer mentors of different faiths. The project has the support of six Hindu temples, two mosques, two gurdwaras, and has consulted with various Christian leaders.