Due to the COVID-19 restrictions we are not running any face-to-face youth provision at this time. However, the good news is that JLGB Virtual is continuing every Monday - Thursday until the end of August. Watch now at www.jlgb.org/virtual

What is NCS?

NCS is a government-led scheme that gives young people an opportunity to push themselves outside their comfort zone, to enable them to build, develop and enhance their creativity in an area that inspires them to change the world. This once in a lifetime programme is offered to 160,000 young people across the UK.

Our award winning charity, JLGB, will meet all religious dietary requirements, with a space to pray and the ability to offer single gender groups; we also finish early on Friday so that participants will be home in time for the weekend to spend with their friends and family and get excited for the next week of interfaith NCS.


Build confidence

On NCS, you learn those intangible skills that employers are increasingly looking for: confidence, teamwork and leadership.

Learn new skills

Is your teenager looking to apply for university? NCS is UCAS-accredited; the skills and experience are invaluable in taking those next steps.

Meet new people

Just like university, your teenager will interact with young people from different backgrounds and make friends for life.

Amazing value

The government invests more than £1,000 per place, which is why NCS will cost you only £50 with no hidden extras.

Make a difference

Together, NCS participants plan a social action project, then roll up their sleeves and make a difference in their community.

Who will be responsible for my teenager ‘on the ground’?

NCS is delivered across England and Northern Ireland by a network of experienced youth and community organisations including charities, college consortia, voluntary, community, social enterprises (VCSE) and private sector partnerships.

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NCS staff are DBS checked (previously CRB) and have the appropriate training to work with young people. All activities are comprehensively risk-assessed and overseen by carefully selected and trained instructors and mentors. The programme is quality assured locally and nationally

A message from a parent 

I just wanted to say thank you SO much, the whole three weeks have been absolutely incredible for my daughter. Originally she had intended to go with her three best friends from school but they didn't go so she (reluctantly ) went by herself and didn't know anyone , but she has not only made some incredible new friends from all different faiths and learnt such valuable insights into other cultures, she has also done AMAZING activities that she could never have imagined doing.

Along with all the other things such as caving and climbing she absolutely loved them all and has gained self confidence and pride in her self which being a typical sixteen year old girl, she really benefited from it.

I am delighted that she has also been doing proper hands on social action projects because I think it is vital that she experiences how other people live. I want her to appreciate how fortunate she is and that she interacts with varied people of other faiths and lifestyles so that she is a decent and understanding person when she goes out into the world .

Thank you again to everybody involved for giving my daughter this inspirational and valuable opportunity.

Mrs Tamara Hur 

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