Infographic: What does social integration look like?

Find out how the National Citizen Service is impacting lives At The Challenge, our vision is to create a more integrated society. While we see first-hand the benefits of taking part in our programmes, we wanted to definitively measure how our 2017 National Citizen Service programme met this vision and its impact… Read More

Meet our employees: five minutes with head of safeguarding Tim

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. Tim Bevans tells… Read More

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