Looking for a new challenge in 2018? Apply to work on NCS!

To celebrate the start of what we’re sure will be another great year, we’ve now officially opened our applications to work on NCS in 2018. We’re looking for passionate and enthusiastic people to lead, motivate and inspire young people on NCS with The Challenge this summer. There are thousands… Read More

Have you had your #MincePieMoment?

Join the Great Christmas Get Together and help us put an end to loneliness for all. Over the last fifty years, the UK has become much more varied by age, ethnicity and income. But despite our growing diversity, many of us spend little time with people from different walks of… Read More

Generation Z: Digitally connected, socially isolated?

Our young people face unique challenges growing up in an increasingly digital world. We must do more to create initiatives which draw them into community life. In an ageing society, in which loneliness amongst older people is arguably at epidemic levels,1 it is clear that a considerable amount of work to… Read More

Closing the generation gap

What do you picture when you think of social integration?  Like many of us, for me it’s people from different ethnicities mixing together. I feel very at home with people of different races, having lived and worked in Asia and Africa, and with a diverse friendship group including a Welsh-Cambodian… Read More

Why social integration matters to me

Grace Annan-Callcott the Digital Brand Manager at The Challenge details her personal story about the benefits of social integration. Why social integration matters to me Growing up, I didn’t know anybody who looked like me. We lived in Bristol, which is a fairly diverse city, but it’s also very… Read More

MPs release their final report into immigration and integration

A new report from The All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration chaired by Chuka Umunna MP argues that the toxic immigration debate is hindering integration and calls for urgent action to build a more cohesive society. Today’s report concludes the cross-party group’s inquiry into the integration… Read More

The Challenge bowled over by top cricketers’ support

Some of the most famous names in English cricket will join up with leading tech firms to fundraise for The Challenge this week. Clare Taylor, the only English woman to have played both football and cricket in a World Cup team, and fellow stars of the game Simon Jones and Monty… Read More

Time’s running out to hire an apprentice with Step Forward this year

Step Forward is the award-winning apprenticeship programme delivered by The Challenge. We’re looking for our final few employers before recruitment closes, so get in touch now to ensure you don’t miss out. We are particularly looking for organisations that can provide entry-level roles in: accounting, digital marketing and IT/software development. Read More