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.

Almost half a million hours of social action were completed by participants in 2016, making a real difference to local communities, so come and be part of the NCS movement. Already, in excess of 300,000 young people have experiencedp1050246 NCS. Once you graduate you become part of the graduate programme where you’ll get access to exclusive NCS events and experiences. NCS look great on your CV because it also helps teach the skills employers say they are increasingly looking for in candidates: confidence, teamwork and leadership skills. Also, NCS is recognised by UCAS and will help you deliver a killer personal statement.

This is your chance to develop new skills that will help you get ahead in life. You will learn how to be self-sufficient, living with your new friends and learning how to manage a budget and cooking for yourself and your new friends.

NCS is a fantastic opportunity to get out there and make a difference! Over the 4 weeks I made so many new friends and had an amazing time helping the community, it was a worthwhile course and has opened up so many doors and I am now part of the NCS National Youth Board and travel around the country for meetings and events! I would never have thought my life could have changed as much as it has over the past year and it's all down to NCS."

− Max Barnett 2016.

Grimsby Town Sports & Education Trust and National Citizen Service (NCS)

wave-1-photoGrimsby Town Sports & Education Trust delivers NCS programmes at three different times of the year – the main programme runs in the summer (after GCSEs & proms!). This is a unique four-week full-time programme for 16-17 year olds; with two weeks spent away from home focussing on adventure, challenge, increased independence with 30 hours committed to a social action project that benefits you and makes a difference to your community.

There are also shortened versions of the programme, one in at October half-term, and another at either February half-term, or during the Easter break. These shorter programmes still include 30 hours committed to a social action.

While it will cost you no more than £50 to take part (with financial support available if needed), the government invests more than £1300 for ech young person that takes part.

Recently, the residential aspects of the programmes have been held in The Lake District and the Derbyshire Dales. In addition to all the new friend you will make and the skills you will learn and/or develop, our focus is on having fun along the way, and to date our groups have experienced: laser-tag, go-karting, cinema visits, ten-pin bowling and more! Once you have experienced all this, you will be invited to attend the Graduation Event, where you will receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minister – a great addition to your record of achievement!!

The other key focus of the programme, is social action – by introducing participants to local voluntary and community organisations, and developing and getting involved in projects, Organisations/agencies we have worked with recently include: The Alzheimer’s Society, Harbour Place, St Andrews Hospice Humberside Fire Service, Age UK, Green Futures, and Diana Princess of Wales Hospital.

GTFC NCS aims to encourage young people to engage in positive activities that benefit our local communities.