We’re excited to be working with DCMS to co-fund the delivery of the next UK Year of Service programme for young people. .
UK Year of Service is a unique opportunity that places 18-24 year olds into socially beneficial job roles; connecting them to paid work that pays back and providing wraparound support that advances their ability to find sustainable next steps into employment, further education or training.
To date, the UK Year of Service programme has supported over 300 young adults and engaged with more than 80 employers, including grassroots charities. Through their placement, UK Year of Service members gain meaningful employment experience, delivering impact through projects with a clear social purpose. During their 9 month placement, members will develop their skills, confidence and networks as well as building their awareness of paths to relevant exit routes.
NCS will be awarding grants to third sector, public sector as well as private sector organisations. Our partners will design and deliver placements for young people furthest from the labour market, with a particular focus on young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET).
The grants will focus on 3 regions:
1) North East
2) North West
3) Yorkshire & Humber
We will be holding virtual market engagement sessions on the following dates:
5 December at 2pm for third sector and public sector organisations
6 December at 10am for private sector organisations
To secure your spot, please take a moment to complete this booking form.
Applications will open on Thursday 7 December 2023 and will close at 5pm on Friday, 19 January 2024.
Applications submitted after the window has closed will not be considered.
If you have any questions around this UK Year of Service funding opportunity ahead of the window opening, please email email@example.com and our team will be happy to help.