Firms urged to support community projects in the Deepings

The NCS in action.
The NCS in action.
  • EBP urges organisations to help NCS make a difference this summer

Lincolnshire and Rutland Education Business Partnership (EBP) wants businesses and organisations across the Deepings to get behind this summer’s National Citizen Service (NCS) programme.

The Governement-sponsored scheme for 15 to 17-year-olds to experience teamwork, leadership and community action outside of the school term is the fastest growing youth movement in England, with more than 275,000 “graduates” since its launch in 2011.

But now the EBP is looking for companies and charities willing to host or support a community project which abot 70 young people from the Deepings area are set to take part in.

Cheryl Barrows, Community Engagement Officer for the EBP, says: “We are thrilled to be bringing our social action teams to the Deepings for the first time this year.

“But with so many young people ready to make a difference in this community, we really need local organisations to help simply by offering a space.

“Some people feel that to benefit from social action they need to offer an outdoor area to be improved or walls to paint murals on.

We are thrilled to be bringing our social action teams to the Deepings for the first time this year

Cheryl Barrows, Community Engagement Officer for the EBP

“However, some of the best community support actually happens when teams are just placed in a venue and given freedom to plan their own projects or campaigns.”

Last summer, communities across Lincolnshire benefited from 33,180 hours of volunteer work through NCS, with 1,117 young people working together across a wide variety of social action projects using skills developed on the programme.

For more information or to pledge your project or venue, call Cheryl Barrows on 01522 574133 or email cheryl.barrows@the-ebp.co.uk