The NCS Trust is running an initiative for local authorities, sports and youth clubs and Voluntary, Community and Social Organisations (VCSOs) to help recruit young people aged 16-17 who would not usually sign up to the autumn National Citizen Service (NCS) programme in a usual school or college setting.

NCS Trust is offering £100 to organisations who refer a young person who turns up to the autumn 2019 NCS programme. There is no limit on the number of referrals. Please let NCS know if you wish to take up this offer and they can set you up with a unique reference code to ensure you receive payment for each referral. All your young people need to do is mention the code at the point of sign up.

The autumn programme will never cost young people more than £25 and bursaries can reduce the price to £10. The autumn NCS programme is open to young people aged 16 and 17 who are currently in Year 12/13 or equivalent provision.

The NCS programmes are taking place during the autumn half-term, departing 28th October 2019. Autumn NCS involves four days and three nights away from home taking part in outdoor adventure activities like rock climbing, canoeing and archery. Next, they’ll spend time building useful skills for the future, like public peaking and working with a team before hey plan and deliver a social action project that makes a difference to the local area.

If you wish to take advantage of this initiative ahead of the autumn programme, please contact Kim Cummings, NCS Recruitment Manager by email kim.cummings@ncsnortheast.co.uk or call 01912 594797 and they will be able to set you up with your unique referral code. Over the coming week, they will also drop off a set of leaflets and posters at your site that you can use to promote NCS to you young people.