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Coronavirus Update

This year NCS Summer 2020 will look very different to previous years. The NCS Trust have been working closely with the DCMS to repurpose The NCS Summer 2020 programme, due to the Coronavirus Outbreak. Refund options will be offered to all participants who have signed up for the Summer 2020 programme to date.

We know that this will be very disappointing to you all but given the uncertainty of this time, and the importance of social distancing, the programme in its traditional format is not possible. We must instead focus on helping the containment of Coronavirus and safeguarding the health of everyone.

The NCS Trust are however working with the DCMS and Inspira and other partners to create an alternate free NCS Summer 2020 experience so, stay with us, and look out for the new Summer 2020 NCS, which you can still take part in! For more information and regular updates on the situation please visit the NCS Website


National Citizen Service (NCS) is a government backed programme delivered by Inspira in Cumbria, Lancashire, Blackpool, Blackburn, Darwen and Fylde Coast, and parts of the North East.

The programme was established in 2011 to tackle three key social issues; social cohesion, social engagement and social mobility and so far 200,000 young people have benefited from taking part.

It is a unique two or three week full-time programme, taking place in the autumn, spring and summer holidays, focused around fun and discovery, plus 30 hours committed to a community project that benefits both young people and society.

On this government backed programme, participants build skills for work and life, while taking on new challenges and adventures, making new friends, and contributing to their community. Not only do 16 and 17 year olds have the chance to give something back, but it looks great on CVs and UCAS recommends referencing NCS on personal statements.

NCS is amazing value for money. The whole experience including food, accommodation and travel costs just £50 and bursaries are available on a case by case basis. Support is also provided for young people with additional needs.

If you would like to know more about National Citizen Service and how we can inspire your group, please call us on 01931 711 300 or fill out the form and we will get back to you.

“Before NCS I was quite shy and found it difficult to meet new people. Since doing NCS I have become more confident in myself, tried lots of new things and have really enjoyed helping out in my local community.

Charlotte, NCS North West participant