Overview  

It’s a youth programme like no other

National Citizens’ service (NCS) with Grimsby Town Sports and Education Trust (GTSET) will be the summer of your lifetime. You will make new friends and work with other young people that you wouldn’t normally meet, to achieve  great things together. NCS is for everyone whether in education, training or not and regardless of income, background or ambitions. NCS takes place out of school time.

NCS can help fast track your future by learning new skills for work and life, it also gives you a framework to show off your skills and experiences. NCS believes that given the respect, tools and opportunities you can change the world around you. NCS gives you the opportunity to work in a team with new friends to plan, pitch for funding and carry out your own social action project to benefit your local area.

Designed especially for 15 and 18 year olds 24 with a disability,the NCS experience will give you a clearer idea of what you want from yo

We’ll help you realise that big, exciting things can come from feeling a little bit overwhelmed

…No, seriously, it’s all good. Remember, No. We. Can. Show yourself exactly what you’re made of!

On NCS, you’ll mix with a new crowd, and take on fresh challenges together. Before you know it, you’ll be rooting for each other, as you all tackle your own hurdles.

Along the way, you’ll also get a taste for independence and pick up skills that’ll help you smash your future goals.

And if that’s not enough for you, you’ll also be given a platform to have your voice heard and pursue a passion project.

The NCS experience might last just a few weeks, but the impact? That lasts a LOT longer.

Adie Merrikin NCS Manager said “In excess of 1,500 young people across North East Lincolnshire have now taken part in our programme, which involves two weeks of residential activities and two week of social action development. We at Grimsby Town Sports and Education Trust firmly believe that NCS is a fantastic opportunity for young people to make a positive contribution to their community, and holds massive value to their Curriculum Vitae, learning new skills, and face challenges, whilst making a host of new friends along the way”.

Over 600,000 people have already done NCS – want to join them?

What is the Programme? 

Phase 1: 

In your first week, you’ll live away from home and nurture your adventurous side.

Whether you take on the high ropes, wild waves, or scale a wall, one thing we can guarantee is, by   Friday night you’ll feel fearless (and pretty worn out)! Don’t worry, you’ll have the weekend back home to catch your breath.

Phase 2:

Next up? You will enjoy another five days away from home with your new-found mates. Get a crash course in adulating and pick up skills to set you up for life.

By the time you’re done, you’ll be speaking to a room full of people without freezing up and know a whole load more about what you want from life after school

Phase 3:

Fuelled by your first two weeks, you’ll have the opportunity to use your voice and have a lasting impact.

This is your chance to have an influence in your local community, in the countryside or even globally! You will   deliver an Impressive ‘passion project’ – we can’t wait to see what you and your teammates achieve.

Phase 4:

Ok, so this is a very important part of Your experience, naturally. By this point, you will have achieved A LOT. Now it’s time for you to be recognised.

It’s always good to go out with a bang, right?

You and your parents/ guardians will be invited to a celebration event where you will receive your certificate signed by the Prime Minister.

Adie Merrikin said “Our NCS programme starts this Saturday when we welcome our new cohort to the game, this is the first opportunity the young people are together, for some it will be their first football match and for others it’s an opportunity to come and start their NCS journey with us. We had an amazing programme last year with over £5,000 being raised and some fantastic awareness for local charities and we can’t wait to guide the young people to make a positive impact this year in our community. It’s a fantastic opportunity for year 11s to enhance their CVs and learn skills that will set them on a journey for life.”.