This weekend, thousands of young people across EFL communities will be giving up their time to make a positive impact in their area. Tackling issues such as homelessness, loneliness, the environment, cultural divides and mental health, teens will be taking action as part of NCS Action Day, a national movement organised by National Citizen Service (NCS). Brentford FC Community Sports Trust engages thousands of young people aged 16 and 17, delivering NCS, programme funded by the Government. This is replicated by other community organisations across the country.
NCS Action Day is an annual event which aims to showcase the true power of young people as NCS graduates use their skills and experience they gained on the programme to continue to make positive changes in their local area. The event was due to take place earlier this month but was postponed after the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. It will now take place this weekend.
Despite the challenging times and restrictions, EFL Trust club community organisations (CCOs) and other youth organisations have worked closely with young people from NCS to plan innovative projects that will still make a difference in their community. Lots will be taking place. Some of what is happening across the country can be seen here.
Throughout the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, young people on NCS with EFL Trust have been at the forefront to support their local community. NCS Action Day is another showcase of the impact young people can make. Some of the work done in our local area can be seen here.
Through the English Football League Trust, over 1.8 million hours of voluntary work has been delivered addressing local and national issues which young people are passionate about such as mental health, the environment and plastic waste. In partnership with EFL Trust, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust won the contract to deliver NCS from 2020 onwards joining 65 delivery partners that will be managed by EFL Trust. For more information, please email the Trust's NCS Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.