The Challenge Network to be leading provider for Government’s National Citizen Service programme

The Challenge Network has been selected to be the largest provider for the first National Citizen Service projects. The charity is alongside 12 other voluntary sector groups including Catch 22, The Prince’s Trust and v.

Francis Maude, minister for the Cabinet Office, said today that more than 11,000 16-year-olds would benefit from the scheme next summer. In the future, the government wants every 16-year-old to have the chance to take part.

Craig Morley, Chief Executive, stated:
“Today’s announcement is a welcome investment in young people especially in the current economic climate. By inspiring young people and connecting them with their communities, this scheme, building on our own work over the past two years, will have a lasting impact on society. We look forward to working with our partners in the local communities and with the other NCS providers”.

As part of the NCS scheme, The Challenge will now be providing opportunities for 3,240 young people across London, Birmingham, Leamington Spa, Warwick, Coventry, Blackburn, Preston, Burnley, Bury and Wigan for the summer of 2011.

Read more in our news release.

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