NCS – National Citizenship Service

Accrington Stanley Community Trust are working in partnership with the EFL Trust to deliver the life changing opportunity to 16 to 17 year olds.

The experience is all about emboldening young people, by giving them the buzz of being an adult (without all the responsibilities). On NCS, participants live away from home and get a taste of independence. They mix with a new crowd of people and take on exciting challenges together. The experience helps young people to develop new skills that will set them up for life after school.

Participants then get a chance to use these new-found skills, by tackling a ‘passion project’ of their choosing. NCS is dedicated to providing a platform for young people where they can speak up, get their voice heard and tackle real-world issues close to home.

The experience might just last a few weeks, but the impact? That lasts a lot longer. Since day one, in 2011, nearly 600,000 young people have taken part in NCS, completing over 14.5 million hours of community action, and gaining priceless life experiences.


In your first week, you’ll live away from home and discover your adventurous side with outdoor activities challenging you to try something new, discovering skills and how to work as part of a team, while having some time to relax.


During this week too you will discover skills to take you into adult life such as C.V writing, cooking challenges and budgeting, as you experience life away from home.


Week 2 you will now engage in social action for your local community. You and your team will chose your own cause to support, plan and create a project to help supported by our NCS team.


Now you will graduate with all you new mates celebrating the amazing achievements you  have all made!












NCS Summer Programme Information 2022

Our summer 2022 programme will sell out fast and if you want to pre-register your interest follow the link below to receive the latest news first when the programme goes on sale to bag yourself a place!

Wave 1 

11th July to 22nd July 2022

Week 1 – YHA Chester

Week 2 – Accrington

Wave 2

1st August to 12th August 2022

Week 1 – YHA Chester

Week 2 – Accrington

For more information please contact or call 07803853616

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