Gareth Thomas – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Cabinet Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Gareth Thomas on 2016-01-26.

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much funding the National Citizen Service received in each of the last five years; how much it is estimated to receive in each of the next three years; and if he will make a statement.

Mr Rob Wilson

The table below shows the funding provided by Government for delivery of National Citizen Service since the programme started in 2011.


Government Funding


£21 million


£62 million


£84 million


£130 million

More than £1 billion has been committed to the further expansion of NCS in this Parliament. The annual funding arrangements were announced in the 2015 Autumn statement and Spending Review.

We want to extend the benefits of NCS to young people of all backgrounds.

Government funding means that it never costs more than £50 to participate in this unique experience, and independent evaluations have shown a return of up to £3.98 for every £1 invested.