NCS Trust gain Royal Charter Status

Element has been working with the NCS Trust since 2013. In December 2018, NCS transitioned from a not-for-profit Community Interest Company to a Royal Charter body, achieving security as a national institution. Nearly 100,000 young people took part in NCS this year and almost half a million since the first pilot programme was launched in 2009. NCS Trust also supports Element in other areas including staff training, systems support and programme organisation.

Through NCS, Element Society is able to engage with thousands of young Sheffielders every single year, and give teens an opportunity to develop their skills and gain new experiences that they can take forward into their future endeavours. After their NCS programme has come to end, young people can get involved with further opportunities with Element, such as Youth Voice, engaging in other projects, or becoming an NCS ambassador to help tell other teens why they should do NCS. Haleema Kabir, a Graduate of the Element NCS Summer programme in 2019 and now an Element Youth Board member said:

NCS helped me with my social skills, my ability to talk to others and interact with other young people. Overall it has made me more confident in my beliefs that I can do more and make a change.

For more information about NCS and the NCS Trust, visit their website.