From 2020, Rotherham United CST will engage thousands of young people aged 16 and 17, delivering National Citizen Service (NCS), a 4 week programme funded by the Government.
In partnership with EFL Trust, RUCST won the contract to continue the delivery of NCS from 2020 onwards joining 65 Delivery Partners that will be managed by EFL Trust.
NCS is one of the fastest growing youth programmes engaging 500,000 young people since piloting in 2009. The NCS experience will give young people a clearer idea of what they want from their future. They will take on fresh challenges, get a taste of independence and be given a platform to have their voices heard and deliver a social action project that will positively impact their local area. Through EFL Trust, over 1.8 million hours of voluntary work has been delivered addressing local and national issues which young people are passionate about such as mental health, the environment and plastic waste.
RUFC has delivered NCS since 2012 engaging over 3,177 young people During that time young people have delivered over 95,310 hours of social action raising £93,903 for local charities in Rotherham community which has included charity evenings, car washing and bake sales.
Reece graduated NCS with RUCST in 2018 and believes that the programme has change his life;
“I’ve had an amazing time meeting people I’d never dreamed of; I honestly think that they will go on to be lifelong friends. I didn’t really know much about the graduates programme before NCS, but I will definitely be joining up to carry on my journey.”
spending my time on NCS challenging myself and doing things I really wasn’t comfortable doing, but couldn’t help being anything other than proud of myself afterwards.”
Carole Foster, NCS Manager, RUCST is delighted to be part of the new network of NCS delivery partners saying.
We are excited about the renewed partnership with the EFL Trust as we aim to engage with more young people than ever before in this Rotherham area. With the hope that this will impact the lives of participants and the Rotherham Community
Chief Executive of NCS Trust, Michael Lynas said;
“I’m incredibly proud of everything that NCS has achieved in the last ten years. As it moves into the next phase of its life, I’m confident NCS can make a more significant difference for our young people and their communities than ever before.”