The Charities Challenge

Pleasure from learning, physical activity and social contribution to all parts of our community

Overview

Are you a Charity or would you like to form a community group – even of family, friends or neighbours? Then why not design your own challenge to achieve your own social outcomes and run it through us? Age is not relevant. Inter-generational is great.

Why would you design a challenge?

Challenges are a wonderful way to bring people together for a shared objective, to build community, to develop identity or for personal self-development. Every person and every organisation needs a different challenge to bring out the best in them and our Charities Challenge concept allows for that while also being part of The Challenge Hub network.

Who might do it?

Community groups

You have come together. So why not add a structure, perhaps add a learning, activity or social contribution dimension to it, perhaps publicise yourself on our website and then receive public recognition?

Why not form a new Community group and run your own Charities Challenge? No Community group is too small. Even a family unit is fine. If you come together for a bike ride, for example, why not also learn as part of it, set a fundraising objective or see if you can help others?

Add to the fun! Add to the benefit!

Charities

As a charity, why not run your own challenge through us? Publicise yourself on our website. Here are some ideas:

  1. Do you have a lot of volunteers? How about a social contribution challenge of volunteering commitment to your organisation, a learning challenge around a volunteer development plan and a physical challenge organised by you as a fundraiser?
  2. Could you build community and pride for your service users by setting a common purpose? We would love to let you tell the world about it if you wished

One-to-one interventions / Social Prescribing

We believe passionately in the power of challenges which are very specific to the particular needs of a particular individual.

Let’s take examples: An elderly person agrees to the social contribution of serving meals in a day centre rather than to be served meals in a day centre. A person with severe anxiety agrees to the physical challenge of walking in a public place. Small steps. Another person, however, might take on our All in One challenge and have an instant set of goals and structure for self-improvement.

Such a programme is entirely focussed on “self”. There are no external barriers to achievement. Positive outcomes should always be possible at some level.

Consider the psychological benefits of external accreditation by The Challenge Hub. A certificate of congratulations is a small thing but marks an independently acknowledged moment of achievement.

It’s so simple. Just:

  1. Register with us and nominate a Co-ordinator
  2. Design your unique challenge to benefit your members, service users, volunteers or other stakeholders of any age (“Participants”)
  3. Register your Participants as Associate Members of The Challenge Hub to give them access to our site, its information, inspiration and encouragement
  4. Operate your Charities Challenge in-house and achieve your social objectives
  5. Promote your Charities Challenge on our website if you wish
  6. Notify us of achievement by relevant Participants
  7. We then issue a Charities Challenge certificate as proper external recognition of the Participant’s achievement.

To Register

  1. Click on the “Register a Charity / Community” button and nominate your co-ordinator.
  2. You will receive a link through which your co-ordinator can register members or service users as Associate Members.
  3. Our relationship and all communication for purposes of The Charities Challenge is only with the registered co-ordinator and not with the Associate Member.
  4. When your member or service user has completed his / her challenge then please just tell us and we will send you a personalised Certificate for him/her.

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