"I never realised how much I could change in just four weeks. Not only have I made incredible new friends that I otherwise wouldn’t have met but my confidence has also grown."
John, NCS Liverpool
Carrying out NCS was an experience I will never forget. It was amazing. All my concerns at home were gone. I was able to enjoy myself with new friends, learning new skills along the way which would prove very vital for my CV. Making a difference to my community was so rewarding.
Paula, NCS Nottingham
The programme is funded by the government, who contribute over £1,000 per participant. We do ask you or your parents/guardian for a small contribution of £50 to secure your place on the programme. Food and accommodation during the Adventure and Skills week are included.
You don’t need to bring money with you on programme. We provide food for the parts of the programme where you are staying away from home. You will need to make your own way to meeting/pick up points. If you do want to bring a small amount of money with you, we suggest a maximum of £10. We can’t look after any valuables whilst on programme, so you will be bringing these at your own risk.
The NCS programme encourages young people to make new friends as part of the process. However, we do understand that joining a team of people you don’t know may be a bit scary. We will make every effort to ensure you can attend with at least one friend if you want (although we can’t guarantee that this will happen). Please let us know about this during the sign up process.