2015 Report details for project: National Citizen Service

Project name: National Citizen Service - there are 3 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015
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Organisation: CO (D2) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2015 (data is from Sept 2014)
Category: Transformation - see all reports for this category
Description: National Citizen Service (NCS) is a flagship government programme that gives 16 and 17-year-olds the chance to learn new skills and get involved in their communities. NCS promotes: • a more cohesive society by mixing participants of different backgrounds; • a more responsible society by supporting young people’s transition into adulthood; and • a more engaged society by enabling young people to work together to create social action projects in their local communities. NCS brings young people together from different backgrounds (e.g. religious, ethnic and socioeconomic) to work together, and teaches them what it means to be responsible and serve their communities. It is a high quality personal development programme that gives young people a chance to prove to themselves and their peers what they can do. NCS is part of a broader agenda of improving services and outcomes for young people between the ages of 13-19, reflected in the Positive for Youth policy statement published in December 2011. NCS builds on a substantial range of previous government initiatives that aim to increase voluntary activity among young people and develop their life and citizenship skills. Such initiatives include the National Young Volunteers’ Service and the Millennium Volunteers programme. The programme also draws inspiration from international programmes such as the Americorps, a programme developed in the United States that supports volunteering and engagement in social action.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Green
DCA text: The NCS Trust is now operational and has delivered the 2013 autumn programme and all of the 2014 programme. The NCS Trust and Cabinet Office are now focusing on the delivery of the 2015 programme, working with NCS providers to ensure that the programme continues to grow and provide strong outcomes. In order to support the continued expansion of the programme the NCS Trust have completed a procurement exercise to bring in new NCS providers to deliver the programme from autumn 2015
Start date: 2011-10-01
End date: 2015-03-01
Schedule text: NCS has continued to be delivered on schedule.
Baseline: £140.00m
Forecast: £140.00m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%
Whole Life Cost: £437.00m
WLCost text: The budget for the whole life of the programme whilst it remains on the Governments Major Projects Portfolio (GMPP) is £300million (2011 - 2015). There is additional budget allocated for 15/16 when the programme will continue to run but will no longer be on the GMPP. This stands at £126million
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Sourcefile: IPA_2015.csv

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