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New figures reveal National Citizen Service on track to deliver £400 million in benefits to society by 2014

For every £1 spent on National Citizen Service (NCS) up to £2 is being returned to the  communities and young people who took part, according to new independent analysis published by a consortium led by NatCen Social Research.

The resounding success of National Citizen Service means the Government is now expanding the programme from 30,000 places in 2012 up to 90,000 by 2014. This will mean that the Government will invest around £200 million into young people’s futures but could reap £400 million in benefits to communities. 

National Citizen Service is an ambitious scheme to develop the skills and potential of 16 and 17 year-olds. The new figures come from a rigorous independent evaluation of last year’s scheme by a consortium led by the NatCen Social Research.

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