NCS Trust is encouraging organisations to join market engagement sessions to find out more about delivering the NCS experience to young people from 2023 onwards.
NCS is transforming its offering to meet the changing needs of young people, increasing the choice of experiences, supporting the levelling-up agenda and working in
partnership with a wider range of organisations. Services to be commissioned include the delivery of residential and community-based programmes as well as a range of digital and virtual experiences.. We also want to engage organisations whose work could align with our engagement in educational, group or specialist settings and those who provide contact centre services.

Webinars will be held from Wednesday 26th January to Thursday 3rd February 2022 and invitations will be issued only to organisations who have expressed an interest.
Expressions of Interest to attend are via this short form, which must be submitted by 20th January 2022.  Ryan Stanbrook, Commercial Director for NCS Trust said: “We are excited to have launched the process for a range of transformed services for young people from 2023 onwards. We are keen to hear from a wide range of organisations who have not delivered NCS services before, as well as those who have experience of working with us.  “I would encourage all interested organisations to register to hear more about the opportunities available.”  Mark Gifford, Chief Executive of NCS Trust said: “We are looking for organisations with the passion and expertise to make our vision of ‘a country of connected, confident and caring citizens where everyone feels at home’ a reality for all young people, and especially those in the most disadvantaged areas of the country. We look forward to welcoming organisations to join us on this important journey”.  A copy of the Prior Information Notice issued 13th January 2022 can be seen here.

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About NCS (National Citizen Service)
NCS is an experience like no other. Designed for 16-17 year olds across England and Northern Ireland, NCS is a youth programme that runs every summer and autumn, during school holidays. Teens get the opportunity to mix with a new crowd, live away from home for a while, take on new challenges and in the process build lifelong friendships.  The programme is all about emboldening young people – by giving them a taste of independence and equipping them with essential skills for life. NCSers then get a chance to take these new-found skills for a test-run in their local community.

NCS is dedicated to providing a platform to make sure young people are heard and can engage with their community by completing passion projects, raising awareness and providing solutions to the issues they care about.  The experience might last just a few weeks, but the impact? That lasts a lot longer. Since 2009 nearly 600,000 young people have taken part in NCS, completing over 14.5 million hours of community action, and gaining priceless life experiences.

NCS costs no more than £50 – with bursaries and support for those with special educational needs or disabilities also available. NCS’s mission is to give every
young person the life-changing experience. NCS delivers value for money. £3.49 of benefits to society for every £1 spent. During lockdown NCS has had over 1.7 million unique engagements with teens through its ‘Staying Connected’ hub.

About NCS Trust
National Citizen Service Trust is an Arm’s Length Body of DCMS incorporated by RoyalCharter and established to shape, support, champion and lead a thriving
National Citizen Service.  National Citizen Service Trust is registered in England and Wales with Royal Charter Body number RC000894.

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