Share a cuppa with your neighbour

In many parts of the country, it’s no longer the norm to chat to your neighbour over the garden fence or nip over to borrow some milk. That’s why The Challenge has teamed up with Nextdoor, the social network, and Neighbourhood Watch, to launch the #shareacuppacampaign… Read More

Theresa May shows support for NCS

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, visited one of our National Citizen Service programmes last Sunday 23rd of July in her constituency of Maidenhead. Oliver Lee, The Challenge’s Chief Executive, introduced the Prime Minister to young people on NCS, who were taking part in a social action day fundraising for Maidenhead Cycle… Read More

How to inspire the next generation of women in tech

According to the latest statistics just 26% of tech jobs were held by women. There are multiple theories circling about why this might be. From gender stereotyping at school discouraging women from entering the sector in the first place, to a hostile working environment once they’re in… Read More

A heartfelt tribute to Jo Cox MP

On a sunny Friday afternoon in East Birmingham, hundreds of pupils from two diverse schools linked arms to form a heart shaped human chain as a camera drone circled and buzzed overhead.  It was a symbolic gesture of togetherness and hope to kick off The Great Get Together weekend in… Read More

The Great Get Together kicks off

Today is the start of a UK-wide weekend of celebrations in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox. The Great Get Together is being organised by the Jo Cox Foundation and was inspired by the murdered MP’s statement that we have “more in common than that which divides us”. Jo was… Read More

Why we all need to Get Together

Next week The Challenge will be taking part in The Great Get Together – a series of nationwide events to bring together communities, neighbours and friends. Inspired by the late MP Jo Cox, we will unite around her important message that ‘we have more in common than that which divides… Read More

‘What can I do?’

A couple of days ago I was talking to Mustafa, one of our recent National Citizen Service graduates. He told me how his school was near a Traveller community and that while there were pupils from that community at his school, he had never made friends or mixed much with… Read More

“When you’re playing football, everyone is equal”

Our differences needn’t divide us. In fact, research by the Social Integration Commission shows that the opposite can be true – when people from different walks of life meet, mix and lead interconnected lives, trust grows and communities flourish. But how do we make sure we meet people… Read More

Britain’s teens dedicate 100,000 hours to good deeds

The Mayor of London and several leading British businesses have led praise for our HeadStart programme, which has seen young people give up 100,000 hours of their time to good causes, encouraged them to broaden their ambitions, and helped to build a more integrated Britain. HeadStart was created by the… Read More