Our vision is clear — ‘a country of connected, confident and caring citizens where everyone is able to grow into the best version of themselves’. We believe that strong relationships with partners and suppliers play a critical part in helping us realise it.
We offer organisations the opportunity to help address three significant social challenges, which are particularly important now as we begin to emerge from the shadow of COVID: social cohesion, civic engagement and social mobility.
Since NCS began, over 700,000 young people have benefited from the experience, supported by the Trust and its partners. Organisations working with us have a unique opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of young people and their communities.
We are looking for organisations with the passion, purpose and expertise to work with us to make our vision a reality and help our country’s young people to become ‘world-ready and work-ready’.
Please register on our Supplier Portal to hear all the latest news about opportunities to work with NCS, including forthcoming tenders for delivery from 2023.
From 2023, NCS will be awarding grants to local organisations delivering community-based experiences at a grassroots level, for the first time.
Supported by the National Youth Agency and Street Games, the grants will reflect our commitment to providing young people with the skills to live independently, progress into employment and bring about positive social change in their communities.
Find out more about our Community Experience programme here.
If you would like to find out more about the DPS (Dynamic Purchasing System) for the delivery of our digital experiences, please register on Bravo portal.
For more information on the new experiences we will be commissioning please take a look here. Included are links to the recording from the online event and Q&A document that focused on opportunities for digital content and/or digital experience suppliers which will form a core part of our service delivery model for 2023 and beyond.
We're looking for partners to provide 37,500 digital opportunities for young people to help them explore who they are and who they want to be, get a taste of independence on their own terms, and connect with other like-minds.
Delivering digital content will be a two stage process through the DPS. Initially, prospective suppliers will be asked to complete a Supplier Selection Questionnaire (SSQ), plus some additional supporting documentation. If suppliers are successful, they will be invited to tender for Call-Off contracts to deliver digital content, starting in 2023.
The digital experiences we’re looking for can be user self-service content or activities; live interactive activities; or live broadcast content, and must align with at least one of the following NCS outcomes:
- Provide opportunities for volunteering and social action
- Build employability and work readiness
- Develop life skills and support independent living
- Provide opportunities for social mixing
Applications are open for the life of the DPS to the end of December 2025 onwards. To apply, you need to register for Bravo.