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

“It felt as if I was unlocking a new skill each time I volunteered”

From volunteering in a local club to a basketball scholarship in the US, Precious explains how volunteering has helped her stay focused on her goals. Precious volunteered with our partner Disability Sports Coach during her time on The Challenge’s HeadStart programme. Disability Sports Coach provides award-winning sport and… Read More

The fear of the unknown – revisiting Blackburn

Hannah Millinship-Hayes, campaigns manager at The Challenge, talks about Panorama’s documentary on divisions in Blackburn’s community which aired on Monday night – and calls on people to sign up to our Equal Not Divided campaign. Did you watch Panorama on Monday night? The BBC documentary revisited Blackburn ten years after the… Read More

Helping Jo’s legacy live on

A big part of my role at The Challenge involves communicating what we do and why to policy and decision makers. My team works to ensure that politicians and officials understand our organisational mission and vision and recognise the unique value of our work towards building a more integrated and… Read More