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Government announces organisations selected to deliver National Citizen Service contracts
A group of organisations including charities and colleges have been selected to deliver contracts worth £200 million to run National Citizen Service, the Government announced yesterday.
Building on the success of the last two years of pilot programmes, NCS is being expanded to meet the growing demand from young people and their parents. The successful organisations are those that have demonstrated the capacity and expertise to deliver high-quality NCS programmes over the next two years.
National Citizen Service offers 16-and 17-year-olds from different backgrounds valuable life experience by putting them into teams away from home and setting them the task of finding solutions to local problems or issues that matter to them. Independent evaluation of the programme by NatCen has shown that 92% of young people taking part would recommend it to friends, and that it benefits young people’s teamwork, communication and leadership skills.
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