National Citizen Service

National Citizen Service





UpRising will be delivering the National Citizen Service (NCS) from its regional office in Birmingham to young people from the West Midlands.


The Programme

NCS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for sixteen and seventeen year olds to develop their confidence, learn new skills, make new friends and learn more about making a difference in their community. The programme takes place during the school holidays in the autumn, spring and summer.



Phase 1: The great outdoors

You're sure to surprise yourself with what you can achieve with the support of your team on this adventurous, action-packed residential away from home, with team-building, problem-solving, challenging outdoor activities and most importantly, lots of fun!

Phase 2: Back on home turf

Learn new skills and gain valuable experience with your team while really getting to know the people and community organisations in the area you live in, with this residential close to home (only during summer delivery).


Phase 3: Get thinking and make a difference

Here you will really start to plan your social action campaign. You will throw ideas into the hat, brainstorm and contribute in ways that matter to you. Decide how you can make a difference as a team; from raising the profile of a local campaign to organising a sponsored expedition raising money for charity or planning an amazing project for your community. Then, it’s time to roll up your sleeves. It’s your turn to put your plans into action and have loads of fun while really making a difference to people’s lives. 



Your team will have a lot to celebrate, so here’s your chance to dress up and get together with everyone involved for a huge graduation party.  Celebrate your achievements with parents, carers, teachers and local dignitaries alongside the press and other invited guests and pick up your certificate signed by the Prime Minister.


Phase 4: The future

The end of this programme is only the beginning of your social action journey and leadership journey. There will be opportunities for you to continue your development with UpRising, and you’ll be part of the NCS Graduate association, giving you access to unique opportunities to stay involved.



UpRising will be delivering NCS to young people in Tamworth.  

Please get in touch with Laura for more information at or phone us on 0121 233 0252.

Sign up and find out more about NCS

To find out more about NCS, and to sign up, visit