Free Bus Travel Helps Thousands Of Young People on NCS

This summer our NCS participants in South Yorkshire will benefit from free travel when taking part in NCS programme thanks to a partnership with First South Yorkshire and EFL Trust. 

Bus travel is an integral part of young people’s lives, First South Yorkshire has offered free travel for the young people taking part in the projects. The partnership between First South Yorkshire and EFL Trust has been ongoing since 2016 and has already had a positive impact on young people and their ability to give back to the community.

Melissa Foster, Summer 2016 NCS participant from Rotherham, said: ”The free bus passes really helped on NCS as we were all able to get together to plan our social action project, and at the same time saving money each week on travel. This enabled us to all contribute as a group and effectively deliver our social action project to benefit the community’’.

Allan Riggall, Head of Commercial at First South Yorkshire, said: “First South Yorkshire is extremely pleased with the positive impact that working with NCS has had on young people throughout the summer in Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster. The Partnership has allowed young people still in education to travel safely, conveniently and free, to the activities. By using our network, young people can benefit from unlimited bus travel, for just £6 per week. We look forward to our continued involvement with NCS in the future.”

Charlotte Dinsdale, NCS Programme Manager at EFL Trust ‘’We are delighted to be able to continue our partnership with First South Yorkshire. Last year was a huge success and allowed for young people taking part in NCS to travel across south Yorkshire and supported over 100,000 hours of social action in local communities. This partnership will reward young people for their hard work and dedication as well as being an invaluable tool for them when it comes to planning and delivering a social action project in their local community”.

For further information on First South Yorkshire please visit  NCS takes place within South Yorkshire, and is open to all 15-17 year olds for no more than £50.

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