Deadline 20th March
The National Citizen Service (NCS) was set up by government in 2011 to tackle some of the biggest social challenges in the UK. Through a wide range of community programmes and projects for young adults, it looks to build social cohesion, mobility and engagement. NCS is seeking to set up a number of contracts with capable Delivery Partners for delivery of additional Programmes in 2019.
The resulting contracts for delivery of the services will run throughout 2019.
The trust anticipates delivering up to 5,000 places throughout the contract period. The trust may offer a further one year option to extend the contracts.
Delivery Partners will need to be able to provide end to end delivery of the NCS programme, which comprises of all the Pre-programme and Programme Delivery. This will include recruitment of young people on to programme, programme delivery and the extension phase. This can be offered on a regional or national scale, however the recruitment of young people to programme must be carried out outside of schools.
NCS Programme aims to be a rite of passage for 16 and 17 year olds and to promote a more cohesive, responsible and engaged society.
To support impact at this societal level, the NCS Programme delivery is focused on 4 intermediate outcomes for the Service Users and their communities:
- Social mixing – improving attitudes towards others from different backgrounds, strengthening and broadening social and support networks, and increasing levels of social trust.
- Community involvement – increasing willingness to engage and help out, acknowledge and develop an awareness of power and influence in local areas, and a sense of belonging and influence with the local community.
- Teamwork, communication and leadership – increasing confidence in meeting new people, putting forward new ideas, trying new things, and working in leadership positions.
- Transition – facilitating the transition to adulthood by improving wellbeing and reducing levels of anxiety, building resilience and empathy, improving attitudes towards work, education and training, and facilitating healthy lifestyle choices.
Location North East, North West, Yorkshire and The Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, London, South East, South West
Value £1000000 – £10000000
Date notice published 21/02/19
Closing date 20/03/19