NCS Year 2 Applications Open!


London Youth has funding for 3,000 young people available from June 2024 to February 2025!

Why NCS?

Over 800,000 young people have already completed NCS through their away-from-home experience. Although this original experience is still on offer, there are now multiple, brand new, community-level experiences available for young people to engage in! London Youth has funding on offer for you to run a community-open-to-all experience.

The NCS vision is to have a country of connected, confident and caring citizens where everybody feels at home and their mission is to inspire generations of citizens through shared experiences that develop character and bridge social divides.

Find out more about NCS

What does the NCS programme look like at London Youth?

This grant will see you engaging young people who are 16 and 17 years old, in a 9 month programme. The programme is broken down into 3 phases: Life Skills, Social Action, Employability. (The programme should contain at least 48 hours, with each phase containing between 12-20 delivery hours).  You can do the phases in any order, but we will ask you to decide at application.

London Youth are looking for organisations who are skilled in at least one phase of delivery already and will be using this expertise to provide networking and sharing of delivery ideas to other organisations. We will then upskill and help build your capacity and experience in the other areas of delivery. Each phase, London Youth will host a social mixing event for your young people. This is optional, but a chance to enhance your delivery and it will be counted in your delivery hours!

You will be assigned a LY grant manager who will be your point of contact, and support you throughout the programme. London Youth will also provide ongoing support, training courses and sector contacts to provide additional opportunities and expertise for your delivery. 

Sign up today!

If you feel that this programme could enhance your existing delivery, please join us for the webinar to hear more information.

Webinar with more information Friday 19th January 9:30am – 11am
Deadline for submissions: 11:59pm on Sunday 11th February 2024. 
Decisions communicated to applicants: w/c 4th of March 2024
Due Diligence and Service Level Agreements: March 2024
Projects to be delivered: June 2024 to February 2025


If you have any questions about the NCS programme, or would like to discuss your proposal with one of the team, please email or call Emma Atkins-Chafer, NCS Programme Manager, on 07706 336 493.

How to apply

  • Please complete the relevant application form online via the link below.
  • Please complete the delivery plan, and submit via email to

Please note that should your grant be over £10k, we will require an additional risk register to be completed during the due diligence process.

Good luck with your application!