What is NCS?

NCS is a ‘Once in a Lifetime Opportunity’ programme for young people that runs three times a year, Spring, Summer & Autumn. This programme, delivered by us, will cost no more than £50 with financial support available if needed. 

Find out all about the NCS programme on their website here

This is what you will get out of NCS...

  • Stay away from home at our Cumbria activity centre
  • Develop new skills and meet new people
  • Learn to budget and live for yourself
  • Make your mark in your local area delivering your social action project
  • Receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minister
  • Keep volunteering
  • Be awesome

NCS Programme - want to get involved?

Programmes run in June, July, August and October each year. For further information regarding Calderdale NCS contact our team on 07739 646151 or email Dan by clicking here.

Get Together

First, you’ll spend time away from home enjoying instructor-led outdoor activities at one of our Cumbria based centres. You’ll bond with teammates make new friends, try new and challenging activities like rock climbing, ghyll scrambling, canoeing, kayaking, high & low rope challenges, high wall, zip wire, Whaler boats and much more.

Get Involved

Closer to home, your group will spend time learning about your local area, looking at challenges communities face, liaising with local community organisations, businesses and local councillors developing a variety of skills through workshops and identifying how you can make a difference in your local area.

Make Your Mark

Having learnt all about your local community, you’ll work in your groups to plan and pitch for funding for your very own community action project that can make a real difference to where you live. You will then make your mark in your local area, delivering your community action project with your team.

And Celebrate

Finally, when you’ve completed your community action project, it’s time to celebrate at a graduation party where you’ll receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minister and get access to unique opportunities to keep volunteering and stay connected to your local area and NCS.

Brathay Trust delivers NCS programmes throughout the year. Programmes vary depending on who you take part with, and at what point in the year, so be sure to check with your provider exactly what you’ll get up to on NCS.