The National Citizen Service offered opportunities for teengers up and down the country throughtout the past year, despite the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, and plenty of local youngsters took advantage. Brentford FC Community Sports Trust engaged thousands of young people aged 16 and 17 in 2020 by delivering the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme funded by the Government. The NCS experience gives young people a clearer idea of what they want from their future. They take on fresh challenges, get a taste of independence and be given a platform to have their voices heard and deliver a social action project that will positively impact their local area.
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. By taking part in NCS with the EFL Trust’s network 15,000 teenagers have found a sense of purpose during these challenging times. And there are lots of great stories
The effects of the pandemic on young people has been severe with their education and mental health suffering. However through NCS in 2020 young people have fought back, finding innovative ways to help tackle loneliness, rejuvenating community spaces and gardens and have been the driving force for positive change and leaving a legacy in their local communities. A full range of what has been done can be seen on the EFL Trust website here.
In partnership with EFL Trust, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust won the contract to deliver NCS from 2020 onwards. Our Trust will join 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.