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

‘We can tackle loneliness through social integration’

Last week, The Challenge submitted a response to the Government’s call for evidence on its loneliness strategy, and here our public affairs and policy officer, Sam Dalton, gives a snapshot of what we said. Loneliness is a problem for us all The topic of loneliness has skyrocketed up… Read More

NCS grads visit Salesforce’s London HQ

Why we were there Run by the UK’s leading social integration charity, The Challenge, National Citizen Service aims to create a stronger and more understanding society by bringing 15-17-year-olds together for a summer of adventure activities, making new friends, learning new skills, and contributing to their local community. Salesforce is… Read More

NCS – it’s in the family

From NCS participant to full-time sales associate: discover Hannah’s journey with The Challenge At age 16, Hannah Benjamin took part in National Citizen Service (NCS) with The Challenge in Lambeth for a summer of adventure activities, making new friends and learning new skills. Proclaiming that it was the ‘best summer… Read More

Places still available for NCS summer fun!

Sign up for NCS 2018 now Run by the UK’s leading social integration charity, The Challenge, National Citizen Service aims to create a stronger and more understanding society by bringing 15-17-year-olds together for a summer of adventure activities, making new friends, learning new skills, and contributing to their local community. With recent… Read More

Meet our employees: five minutes with associate solicitor Lois

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. Lois Tackie-Oblie joined… Read More

Two years on from Brexit – where are we now?

What are the intergenerational connections in the wake of Brexit and what we can do to bridge the age gap? Sam Dalton, The Challenge’s public affairs and policy officer, was invited to speak at a Better Brexit for Young People event in parliament on Monday 25 June. He spoke on behalf… Read More