12 October 2016

David Cameron has been appointed as Chairman of the National Citizen Service (NCS) Patrons, NCS Trust announced today.

This is David Cameron's first role since leaving No10 and through it, he will continue his support for NCS.

NCS is the fastest growing youth programme the UK has seen for over a century: more than 275,000 young people have taken part since the programme was first piloted in 2009.

Since the early pilots, NCS has achieved significant cross-party and cross-sector support, and is fast becoming a new national institution dedicated to helping the next generation succeed. In the months and years ahead, David Cameron will support NCS through the NCS Trust, the independent social enterprise that oversees the network of charities that deliver NCS locally.

The former Prime Minister will volunteer his time to help establish and convene a new crossparty,cross-sector group of influential supporters - NCS Patrons - who will support NCS Trust to build on the success of the programme and help it continue to flourish.

NCS Patrons will work to support the NCS Trust Board and Executive Team to grow the programme into an enduring national institution that helps build a more cohesive, engaged and mobile society.

David Cameron said, "I am delighted that my first role in my life after politics is with National Citizen Service, the programme that I helped to establish as Prime Minister. As Chairman of NCS Patrons, I look forward to bringing together a senior cross-party and diverse group of supporters to help NCS reach more young people and to have an even greater impact in
doing so."

APM is a prime contractor for the delivery of NCS in the West Midlands region. For further information regarding this life-changing youth programme, please visit: www.ncsyes.co.uk

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