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Our NCS Projects

Unsure on your next steps? Want a completely different way of discovering new skills? Or do you simply want to make a difference in your local community? Well, you’re in the right place!

16/17 year olds can now engage in the brand new ‘community mix’ NCS programme. Giving you a clearer idea of what you want from your future, while also providing you vital volunteering social action experience that will help you make a difference in your own community all in your local, accessible areas.

Our NCS community programme offers a range of experiences. You will get the opportunity to mix with a new crowd, learn about independent living, take on new challenges and build lifelong friendships that will pave your way to your next steps in your life and make your own mark in the world, whatever your goals may be!

Sound good to you? Register directly with us and fill in the interest form below with your details or get in touch with our NCS Project Officer, Thomas Hodges: [email protected].

Summer ncs programme

We are running a community-based NCS summer programme for 16-17 year-olds, who want to build their future, develop life skills and have a social impact with like-minded people. 

See below for a breakdown of the the key themes.

Keep warm sessions

These will be various activities and team bonding sessions, with food and drink provided. It's great way to really find out how to be involved with NCS programme in the future.


Includes an introduction to the NCS summer programme, food and drink and a few activities. Games will be set up for participants to enjoy.  


Includes getting to know your group tasks and activities, ready for the summer NCS programme, answering any questions about the programme and group expectations. 

Enquire now by using the form below or email our NCS Project Officer: [email protected]




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Life Skills

Learn about skills to help with your independent living!


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Work readiness

Want to be ready for working life, or perhaps build your CV?


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Social action

Helping you make a difference in your community.


Please fill out this form for more information, or email our NCS Project Officer: [email protected]

Ways To Support Us

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Fundraising and Events

We have a number of ways that you can support us - and the easiest way is by coming a regular donor through our Black and White family.
Trust Partner

Become a Trust Partner

Join our amazing business network who are supporting our work in a huge range of ways - from making donations to providing volunteers and much more.
Derby 10K

Enter the Derby 10K

Whether you want to test your fitness or try something new, we run a number of events each year to raise vital funds!