National Citizen Service

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for 15-17 year olds.

NCS helps build skills for work and life whilst taking on new challenges and meeting new friends. The programme involves a short time away from home, trying new things as well as taking part in a team project in the local community and much more.

NCS is a government-funded initiative that supports community engagement, social action and social mixing among young people.

Through delivery of NCS, we bring together schools, community organisations, businesses and individuals to build a stronger and more cohesive society.

We deliver our NCS programme in London, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Birmingham and West Midlands, Manchester, Lancashire, and North and West Yorkshire. 


The benefits

  • Grow in confidence
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Develop skills and create a killer CV
  • Experience an unforgettable summer

ncs participants trust people more

NCS participants understand others better

NCS participants feel more confident

“This is the only summer I wish I could rewind and start all over again. NCS has given me the best experience of my life.”

NCS participant

The Challenge SocietyNCS Benefits

The Challenge Society is an exclusive alumni programme open to all graduates of the NCS programme. Graduates gain access to a range of exciting opportunities from social action projects, employability workshops and reunion events.

The Challenge Society gives graduates the opportunity to reunite with fellow NCS participants and learn important skills for professional and personal development, all whilst meeting new people and making a difference to the local communities.