On Tuesday the 11th of February, Lincoln City FC will celebrate the impact that young people from Lincoln have previously had on NCS a youth programme aimed at 16-17-year olds and look to future programmes that the foundation is now a provider of.
The awareness raising campaign, #NCSMatchday, is organised by Lincoln City Foundation, who deliver NCS in Lincoln. In 2019, young people from EFL Trust’s network delivered over 650 Social Action Projects, volunteered over 260,000 hours of social action and raised over £230,000 for local charities and causes.
Lincoln City Foundation have been delivering programmes from 2015 and have continued to inspire and motivate young people. Over 400 young people have been a part of our programmes and have raised over £12,000 during their social action projects, campaigning and fundraising for charities across Lincolnshire.
The event, supported by Lincoln City Football Club and Lincoln City Foundation will be part of a wider EFL Trust (Charitable Arm of EFL) campaign that will see #NCSMatchday reach over 36 EFL and Premier League clubs across the country, highlighting the positive work that young people have done in their local community.
In 2019, #NCSMatchday reached over 2 million people, with over 450 footballer’s players across the country celebrating NCS and the young people who have given back to the local community.
NCS is a flagship government initiative that provides young people aged 16-17 the chance to take on new challenges, experience exciting activities, make long-lasting friendships and develop vital skills that will support them later in life. Supporting young people’s transition to adulthood, the programme develops their strength of character, giving a sense of purpose, optimism and belonging.
Almost 600,000 young people have completed the NCS programme to date, giving up an incredible 14.5 million hours to social action projects since NCS started. To find out more and sign up, visit: www.wearencs.com.