NCS gives thousands of young people across England the chance to meet other young people from all backgrounds and tackle outdoor challenges on an exciting residential week away from home. They also join with local businesses and social leaders to learn new skills for work and life and discover more about their area through delivering local volunteering projects that matter to them.

NCS takes place over several weeks (out of school time) in spring, summer or autumn. It features a short time away from home and a project in the local community. A focus on social mixing, regular guided reflection and social action projects led by young people makes NCS a unique and fulfilling experience.

The EBP is the Regional Delivery Partner for the EM1 region of the East Midlands, with programmes running in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland. Working with local delivery partners across the EM1 region, over 5,000 16 and 17 year olds from our four counties have added NCS to their CVs since 2011 and between them, have carried out over 100,000 hours of Social Action in their local community.

For more information and to find out how you can book your place on an upcoming NCS programme, please visit or contact the NCS recruitment team on 01522 574101 or

The following start dates are available during 2017: 

Leicestershire (Charnwood District)


Wave 1: 26th June 2017
Wave 2: 10th July 2017
Wave 3: 24th July 2017

Lincolnshire (excluding Boston & South Holland)


Wave 1: 26th June 2017
Wave 2: 3rd July 2017 - Fully booked, waiting list available
Wave 3: 10th July 2017 - Fully booked, waiting list available  
Wave 4: 17th July 2017 
Wave 5: 24th July 2017 
Wave 6: 31st July 2017 

Northamptonshire (Wellingborough)


Wave 1: 3rd July 2017
Wave 2: 17th July 2017

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