Kirklees Council say yes to NCS

We’re supporting National Citizenship Service (NCS), a government funded programme for 15-17 year olds.

What’s it all about?

NCS, which takes place during various dates in the school holidays, provides young people with a chance to experience new challenges, build long-lasting friendships, and develop new skills that can help them with their future prospects such as jobs, apprenticeships, college or university.

As part of the programme young people take part in a residential stay, then make their mark by delivering a social action project in their local community. This experience helps them to develop skills they will need for work and life.

How can we find out more?

To let young people and their parents know about this opportunity, Kirklees Council are sending out letters to Year 11 students and their parents/guardians throughout Kirklees, highlighting the great opportunities NCS provides and how it can enhance young people’s CVs and UCAS personal statements.

Benefits for all

It is hoped that as well as benefitting young people, local charities and community groups will also gain from the increase in volunteering from NCS graduates, once they’ve finished the programme and delivered their social action projects.

Cllr Masood Ahmed, Cabinet member for children said:

The future success of Kirklees lies in young people being active citizens, willing to contribute their ideas and enthusiasm to make the area an even better place to live, learn, work and play.

 Which is why we want all eligible teens in Kirklees to have the opportunity to take part in NCS.

 NCS offers them an amazing – once in a lifetime – experience that grows confidence and self-belief which not only benefits them as individuals, but also our local communities, education providers and in the longer term, local businesses.”

Almost 400,000 young people across the country have completed the NCS programme to date, giving up an incredible 11.7 million hours to social action projects since NCS started.

How can I sign up?

For more information and to sign up, go to

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