National Citizen Service is a Big Society initiative, supporting young people from all backgrounds to work together, take on new challenges and make a difference.

It is a voluntary programme for 16 year olds and includes fun and challenging activities, away from home residential experiences and a self-designed social action project.

The National Citizen Service aims to promote a more cohesive, responsible and engaged society by bringing young people from different backgrounds together to make a difference in their communities.

The Trust bring a network of Olympic, Paralympic and world sporting champions who are deployed to inspire groups of young people to undertake their National Citizen Service. Many of the sporting champions have a level 3 mentoring qualification and are well placed to work alongside local partners to support local recruitment, community projects and graduation events.

Read our 2015 NCS Evaluation Report