The Cabinet Office announced ten additional delivery partners have been selected to run National Citizen Service (NCS).
Today, the Cabinet Office announced ten additional delivery partners have been selected to run National Citizen Service (NCS) in 2012. In September, Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society announced an initial 19 delivery partners and said that up to 30,000 16-year-olds would have the chance to benefit from the scheme next year, a three-fold increase on the number of places in 2011.
NCS aims to promote a more cohesive, responsible and engaged society by bringing young people from different backgrounds together to make a difference in their communities. It is a voluntary programme for 16-year-olds which focuses on their personal and social development and includes challenging activities, from away-from-home residential experiences to a self-designed social action project.
NCS pilot provider names 2012
- Academy of Youth
- Bolton Lads and Girls Club
- Connexions Cumbria Ltd
- Engage4Life Consortium
- Football League Trust
- Future Foundations Training Ltd
- Fylde Coast YMCA
- Global Action Plan
- Groundwork UK
- Jewish Lads and Girls Brigade
- Lincolnshire & Rutland Education Business Partnership
- Luton Culture
- National Youth Agency
- New College Nottingham
- Oxfordshire County Council
- Partnership Network
- Safe in Tees Valley Ltd
- Salford Foundation
- Sefton CVS
- The Challenge Network
- Transitions Plus UK
- v. The National Young Volunteers’ Service
- Young Devon Consortium
- Young Lives Consortium
- Your Consortium
The NCS scheme will be offered in nearly all upper tier local authority areas in summer 2012.
Minister for Civil Society, Nick Hurd, said:
Having visited National Citizen Service schemes this summer, I have been extremely impressed by the fantastic community spirit being created and the dedication, hard work and tenacity not only of the NCS participants, but also their youth workers and leaders. Everyone I have met has genuinely enjoyed the scheme and spoken highly about the benefits.
I’m delighted we can begin to roll this out further and move towards the Government’s ultimate goal to make this a rite of passage and give every 16-year-old the chance to get involved. The 2011 participants will undoubtedly reap the rewards of their hard work this summer and go on inspired to achieve great things.