The Challenge is the UK’s leading charity for building a more integrated society

We design and deliver programmes that bring different people together to develop their confidence and skills in understanding and connecting with others

Our mission



More than 200,000 young people have already taken part inour programmes




Our Programmes


"NCS broadened my horizons and has taught me how to step out of my comfort zone...I am so happy I did it."

NCS participant

"The experience broke down every stereotype of what a disability would be like."

HeadStart participant

"It has been fantastic to give opportunities to young people starting out on the career ladder. We’ve seen them grow as leaders, manage projects and become responsible young adults."

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Latest from The Challenge

The fear of the unknown - revisiting Blackburn


Hannah Millinship-Hayes, campaigns manager at The Challenge, talks about Panorama's documentary on divisions in Blackburn's community which aired on Monday night - and calls on people to sign up to our Equal Not Divided campaign.

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