Thanks to our new partnership between ourselves and East Yorkshire Motor Services (EYMS), we are able to grant just over 2,500 teenagers in our region, participating in NCS, with free and discounted bus travel.
NCS is a two-four week part residential programme open to all 16-17 year olds during school holidays. Running across England and Northern Ireland, the programme aims to widen horizons, bridge social divides and create community cohesion whilst developing key skills for work and life. In the third phase of the programme, participants create a social action project in their local communities around an issue they are passionate about and will spend around 30 hours implementing it.
The new partnership with EYMS will benefit young people initially by giving them all some free bus travel to support them during the social action phase of NCS this summer. This will enable young people to travel around their local community with ease. Once a young person has graduated from NCS, they will be eligible for further discounted travel with EYMS using their NCS bus pass.
East Yorkshire Motor Services has been running buses in and around Hull for over 90 years. EYMS are committed to promoting public transport as a green alternative to private cars. We are excited to involve our NCS participants with this service in hope to reduce stress or worry, and to add further value to their amazing summer planned ahead!
Claire Robinson, EYMS Marketing Manager, says: “It’s great that so many local young people are giving up their time to help their communities over the summer, and we’re delighted to help them travel around by providing them all with some free bus journeys. Travelling by bus is a great way for teenagers to travel independently, which is why we provide special discount cards for 16-18 year olds.”
Matt Conway, NCS Project Manager, says: “It’s great to be working with a local organisation like this one. I believe it will really enhance the programme and ensure that every young person will be given the opportunity to deliver social action projects in the local and surrounding community. An excellent reward for the young people involved!”
This partnership with EYMS is set to begin very shortly. For more details about East Yorkshire Motor Services please visit https://www.eyms.co.uk/. For further details regarding NCS please visit http://www.ncsyes.co.uk/