Young Bristol are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the NCS grant, funding a new community experience programme. With our partners this will support young people across the West of England Combined Authority!
The grant is part of a significant £20m funding package that NCS Trust have awarded to organisations across England for the delivery of community-based experiences at a local and grassroots level.
These new experiences will complement NCS’ existing away from home residential offer by providing more opportunities for teenagers to engage in local activities that foster skills development, deepen their understanding of the community, and empower them to contribute positively to its improvement. The grants will also support organisations that cater to specific groups of young people who may not have participated in previous NCS initiatives.
In collaboration with the National Youth Agency and StreetGames, NCS assessed more than 400 applications and Young Bristol’s was selected as one of around 100 organisations to receive funding.
The grant will allow Young Bristol in partnership with Youth Moves, The Robins Foundation and Bath City Foundation to deliver programmes involving young people, allowing them to benefit from a mixture of themed discussion sessions, outdoor activity sessions, physical and creative sessions.
Young people will master new skills and form strong teams. There will be opportunities to build on teamwork and communication skills whilst doing something inspiring, motivating and fun. Built into each programme participants will be able to design, deliver and reflect on social action projects that help the local community.
Over the past decade, more than 800,000 young people have benefitted from an NCS experience, dedicating over 18 million hours to community based social action, while gaining invaluable life experiences.
Want to do something exciting, develop skills and make new friends all in your own locality? To find out more about programmes near you call Young Bristol on 0117 929 2513.