Northumberland National Citizen Service (NCS)

  • National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once–in-a- lifetime opportunity open to 16-17 year olds across England.

    It is a unique four week full-time programme focused around fun and discovery, plus 30 hours committed to a community project that benefits both young people and society.

    On this government backed programme, participants build skills for work and life, while taking on new challenges and adventures, making new friends, and contributing to their community.


  • Is it for me?

    In one word – YES! NCS is a chance for 15 to 17-year-olds to come together and achieve amazing things.

    Let's face it – life's too short to be stuck indoors. So why not kick-start your future with a summer you'll never forget! 

    Watch the video messages as to why you should take part


Government backing means that it costs just £50 or less to take part in NCS and bursaries are available on a case by case basis. Support is provided for young people with additional needs.

NCS represents great value for money for parents as participants spend up to two weeks away from home with all meals and activities covered.

Parents or teenagers should call 0191 247 4020 or visit to book a place.