Community Champions

Become an NCS Community Champion and help your service user teens unlock their potential.

Equal opportunity sits at the heart of our vision. We work to ensure that NCS is a rite of passage for all young people.

Refer your young person using the web form HERE


So how do we practice what we preach?

We listen, partner and collaborate.

Outside of school and college engagement, we partner with grassroots community organisations, youth support services, local and central governments and alternative education establishments. Our NCS Community Champions represent everyone from the Head of Children’s and Youth Services right down to the face-to-face support workers on the ground.

We want to work with you.

NCS is an opportunity for young people to get their voices heard regionally and nationally. It’s a platform to get that first – and second – foot through the door. It equips young people with the skills and experience they need to reach their potential.

As an NCS Community Champion you will ensure that your young people have the opportunity of a lifetime.

How do I get young people involved?
  • Showcase NCS in your newsletters, e-bulletins and across your distribution lists.

  • Do you work directly with young people who would benefit from NCS? If so, make sure they don't miss out by COMPLETING OUR SHORT REFERRAL FORM HERE

How will I be recognised as an NCS Community Champion?
  • Get recognised in our Annual Community Champion Awards, with wraparound publicity including PR and digital marketing to spread the word far and wide.
  • Your new Champion status qualifies you for your very own profile in the dedicated NCS North East Community Champions directory. Thousands of young people visit our website every year. Make sure they know about your organisation with a dedicated spot on Community Champions page.
  • Promote your organisation, event or project to a rapidly growing social media audience that tops 730,000 people a year. As a Community Champion, we'll champion your good work serving local young people and families.

For more information or to explore how we could collaborate, please email our Community Engagement Coordinator:

What is NCS?

An opportunity to change your life this summer!

This is your chance to experience NCS this half term.

Gain new skills, boost your UCAS application and make your CV really stand out.