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MA encourages English museums to get involved in National Citizens Service

Patrick Steel, 08.08.2018
Museums can register to become partner’s in the government programme for 16-17 year olds
The Museums Association (MA) is encouraging museums in England to get involved in National Citizens Service (NCS), the government’s programme for 16-17 year olds, which aims to encourage greater social cohesion, social mobility and civic engagement.

The NCS is funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Current NCS provider contracts end in December 2019, and the NCS Trust will be holding a procurement competition for delivery contracts, which will be open to museums.

Interested museums can attend one of a series of events held by the NCS Trust throughout August in Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Exeter, York and London.

Organisations can also register an interest in becoming a partner via the NCS e-procurement portal.

Alistair Brown, the MA’s policy officer, says: “This is a great opportunity for museums to step up their engagement with young people and get a whole new generation involved in museums.

“We’d really encourage museums to attend one of these events to find out more about how they can participate in the NCS in partnership with other third sector organisations.”

Links and downloads

NCS Partner events

NCS e-procurement portal