This is the only summer I wish I could rewind and start all over again. NCS has given me the best experience of my life.

NCS participant, 2018

About Us

Over the last 50 years, the UK’s population has become much more varied by age, ethnicity and income. Many of us spend little time with people from different walks of life, however, and this makes it harder to understand how others tick, to stop prejudice and to remain connected to our communities.

The Challenge designs and delivers ways to bring together people from different backgrounds, to develop their confidence and skills in connecting with others. We encourage people to get to know and trust each other, and build new friendships and networks. Through these experiences, they often discover that their similarities are far greater than their differences. We are helping to create where generations of people who are more connected, and more active in our communities and workplaces.

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