NCS participant Bradley talks to the Yorkshire Evening Post

There are thousands of young people currently benefiting from their time on the National Citizen Service programme. Bradley decided to take on the challenge and signed-up for the programme, having first heard about it on the radio last winter and deciding this was a once in a lifetime… Read More

The Challenge endorses Mayor’s ‘powerful blueprint’ for London

The UK’s leading social integration charity, The Challenge, has hailed plans to connect London’s communities as a ‘powerful blueprint’ for the city. The Challenge, which has its headquarters in the capital and delivers programmes there, today welcomed the Mayor of London’s first-ever social integration… Read More

Meet our employees: five minutes with relationship manager Naomi

The Challenge values its employees and the teams dedicated to helping us achieve our vision of creating a more integrated society. We regularly grab five minutes of their time to highlight different roles and give you an insight into what it’s like to work for us. Naomi Harding worked on… Read More

Local teens on NCS programme volunteer at Erdington hospice

A team of young people recently volunteered at John Taylor Hospice in Birmingham, providing their help and support to the hospice’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, as part of their National Citizen Service (NCS). The teenagers helped host the event, supported patients in the hospice’s Living Well Centre, and stayed after… Read More

Boris Johnson MP meets Hillingdon teens

Boris Johnson MP shows his support for National Citizen Service teens in Hillingdon Boris Johnson, MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, met with a group of 15-17-year-olds taking part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme in Hillingdon on Thursday 2 August. Run in Hillingdon by The Challenge, NCS brings together young… Read More

MPs visit NCS

MPs visit NCS to offer advice More than a dozen MPs have already seen NCS first-hand – including Education Secretary the Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP, Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable MP and former cabinet member Iain Duncan Smith MP – with around 60 expected in total over the… Read More

NCS brings Berkshire’s younger and older generations together

Over 70 young people with NCS will visit older residents in Berkshire care homes this summer A partnership between Hartford Care and The Challenge will see more than 70 young people volunteering and visiting older residents at care homes in Berkshire throughout July and August. The 15-17-year-olds are taking part in National Citizen… Read More

Grants available to deliver The Challenge’s HeadStart Action programme

Applications open for grants to help young Londoners The Challenge, the UK’s leading charity for an integrated society, and the Mayor of London’s Young Londoners Fund, are offering £200,000 to organisations to deliver HeadStart Action. HeadStart Action improves the skills and employability of 16-18-year olds in London. It was designed in… Read More