Give your teens the gift of NCS this Christmas

If you’re looking for affordable yet meaningful presents for your teenagers this Christmas, give them the gift of the NCS (National Citizen Service) experience. With NCS, your 15-17-year-old will get three weeks of adventure activities, making new friends, learning new skills, and giving back to their local community. The… Read More

Over 500 NCS teens volunteer at Sanctuary Care homes

Over 500 teenagers taking part in NCS (National Citizen Service), delivered by The Challenge, volunteered in Sanctuary Care homes across the country this summer, befriending older residents, helping to deliver activities, and raising funds to make improvements to their homes. As part of the social action phase of the programme,… Read More

Getting in the zone in Wigan

You’ve been telling us that you want to know more about the people who work with and for The Challenge  – from young people to community partners to colleges and schools. Young people and staff from Wigan Youth Zone enjoying the autumn NCS programme During 2018, we have been… Read More

A better connected society will be a fairer society

On Tuesday, 13 November, Rebecca Carter, The Challenge’s director of strategy, planning and communications, gave evidence to the House of Lords Committee exploring how greater fairness can be fostered between generations. Here she explains why building stronger connections across people of all ages will enhance fairness, and suggests ways… Read More

The Challenge welcomes new chairman

The Challenge has announced Bill Ronald as its new chairman Bill Ronald, who takes over as chairman in December. Bill, who has been the chairman of Fever-Tree Drinks since 2013 and is a former chairman of Muscular Dystrophy UK, will join the organisation on December 5. He takes over from current… Read More

What do social integration politics and reality TV have in common?

Bridging the generational divide: what we can learn from reality TV Last week, when our public affairs and policy officer Sam Dalton (left) joined four intergenerational connection experts for a social integration event in parliament, he found himself drawing parallels between their insights and a Channel 4 reality series that… Read More

5 tips to stop procrastinating

If you find yourself becoming distracted these tips will help you get back on track before you lose your motivation Sarah Lindsay – The Challenge My name is Sarah Lindsay and I work as an assistant account manager at The Challenge. My role involves building rapport with contacts at schools… Read More