HeadStart Action students showcase skills at City Hall

Last week (Wednesday 28 March), London’s City Hall opened its doors to welcome young people from our new and bespoke pilot HeadStart Action. Twenty-nine students from Ark Globe Academy in Southwark were visiting Matthew Ryder, London’s deputy mayor for social integration, social mobility and community engagement, to showcase some… Read More

Gender pay gap lower than national average

Figures published this week show that the gender pay gap at The Challenge is below the national average. The Challenge published its gender pay gap statement on Wednesday (April 4), which shows a snapshot of data, as of April 5, 2017 (as per legal requirements) and it shows… Read More

Fab grads raise money and awareness

Young people in Leeds raise awareness of mental health issues as part of NCS Action Day Over 300 West Midlands National Citizen Service (NCS) graduates braved freezing temperatures and snow on Saturday night (March 17), sleeping on the streets of Birmingham and Coventry to raise awareness of homelessness. The ‘Big Sleepout’… Read More

The Challenge welcomes Government’s Social Integration Strategy

The Challenge has welcomed today’s proposals from the Government to promote social integration in the UK. The Government’s Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper was launched this morning by Secretary of State for Housing, Communities & Local Government, Sajid Javid MP, and will be subject to a 12-week consultation. Read More

Innovative social mixing game wins funding

An innovative game from The Challenge, where young people can walk a mile in someone else’s shoes – albeit virtually – has been given national funding. Google and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) have announced the first projects awarded grants through their £1 million Innovation Fund to counter hate… Read More

Watch our new impact film!

Check out our new film celebrating our impact on the 175,000 young people who’ve taken part in our programmes – and their impact on local communities. Everyone has a part to play and a lot to gain from our work. Please share this film to help us build stronger,… Read More

New research confirms the positive impacts of social action

The #iwill campaign has released research today which confirms that social action and volunteering is having a positive impact on the lives of young people across the UK.  The yearly survey found that 42% of young people reported taking part in meaningful social action in 2016 and those involved… Read More

Show your community some love this Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day this week, so you may well be thinking about that special someone… But how about sharing the love with your whole community this year? And as if Wednesday’s love-in wasn’t enough, it’s also Random Acts of Kindness Day this Saturday. To join in with these events, we’ve… Read More