National Citizen Service (NCS) gives young people the chance to learn new skills and get involved in their communities. NCS brings young people together from different backgrounds to work together, and teaches them what it means to be responsible and serve their communities. It is a high quality personal development programme that gives young people a chance to prove to themselves and their peers what they can do. Participation in NCS is voluntary.
A pilot scheme in Northern Ireland is now being commissioned for the autumn of 2012 for 250 participants. We are looking for one successful bidder who may have formed a consortium.
There is a strong cross-community aspect to the proposed NI pilot programme with young people being afforded the opportunity to meet one another and mix on a cross community basis and to plan and deliver beneficial community projects in one another’s areas. For this reason, teams should be established on a cross-community basis. The deadline for submission is 12 noon on 27 July 2012.
Read the press release ‘National Citizen Service (NCS) Pilot in Northern Ireland’ here.