National Citizen Service

George Friend facing away from camera wearing an NCS t-shirt
WANT to make the summer of 2021 one you’ll never forget? 
Then get yourself on NCS today!
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What is NCS?

The national citizen service (NCS) is a flagship government programme for young people aged between 15-17. Offering something for everyone, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to find your identity, take control of your life and channel your energy into making a real difference to your local community.

Be Epic
Phase One is all about challenges. This week will be spent meeting some amazing new young people and living as a team away from home at an outdoor activity centre. You will work in groups of 12-15 in an adrenaline fuelled week of challenges and activities, e.g. canoeing/kayaking, gorge walking/ghyll scrambling, rock climbing and hiking. This is your chance to discover new things, make new friends and enjoy the freedom of being away from home.

Live Life
Phase Two sees you meet up with your team in a university style accommodation and living away from home. You will improve your life skills such as communication, leadership and self-confidence and develop your life skills, which all looks great on your UCAS statement and CV. You will have the opportunity to meet with organisations and important members from your local community and create links for future projects or even ideas for your own business/charity.

Do Good
This is where you can make a difference! All of the skills and experience you have gained and developed over the past two weeks all come together and you will have the opportunity to create your very own social action project. You will plan, fund-raise and have the power to make a real change to your local community by delivering your project.

Go Party!
It’s time to recognise and celebrate! Young people have the opportunity to celebrate their achievements and the achievements of their team in style. You will celebrate with your team during a graduation event where family and friends can come along to see the hard work and effort and hear the fun stories you all have to tell.

NCS doesn’t stop there
Once you have completed your four week programme you will become a part of a wide network of young people who have a range of opportunities both locally and nationally for graduates once their programme has finished. You can continue with social action projects or choose to help shape future participants programmes, the possibilities for volunteering and involvement are endless.


The young man  in the photo is Jack Jones. Click here to read his inspiring story. 




Be our next signing!

Become part of the team and win a Signed 2021-22 Middlesbrough FC Home Shirt

Many of you will have seen the work we have been doing within the community throughout the lockdowns and might be wondering how you can help?

MFC Foundation continues to work in some of the most disadvantaged areas of Teesside, engaging with those who are hard to reach through delivery of inspiring sport, education and health projects. Our work sees us supporting the local community by delivering meals as well as making vital contact with potentially isolated elderly residents. We also provide employability advice for young people aged 16-18, some of the hardest hit by the pandemic.

But all of this work comes at a cost and now is the time we really need your help. You can help us by becoming one of the team and signing up to become a “Friend of the Foundation” and make a real difference to YOUR community today.

Sign up today to our individual Friends of the Foundation scheme and you could win a 2021-22 Middlesbrough FC home shirt signed by the squad. We are asking individuals to donate just a fiver a month to become a Friend of the Foundation and everyone who signs up by the 31st March 2022 will automatically be entered into the draw to win the signed shirt. .

How do you sign up?

There are two ways:

Option 1

Via Mobile Phone
Text FRIEND to 70480 to donate £5 a month. Texts cost £5 plus two standard rate messages and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £5 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text FRIENDNOINFO to 70480.

Option 2

Via Direct Debit
Click here, fill in your personal details and it will allow you to set up a direct debit for £5 as month.

The closing date for entry is 31st March 2022 so don’t delay become our next signing and join our team by signing up today.