Make a Difference Challenge

The Make a Difference Challenge is a child-led social action programme that empowers some of our youngest citizens.

It provides them with an opportunity to identify and research a social or environmental issue that they feel passionate about, then make a difference to it through awareness-raising, fundraising or taking practical action.

More than 880 schools and 26,000 children have already taken part. Join them.

 

 

Programme benefits

The project enables primary aged children to gain a real understanding of the issues communities face, and take the lead in making a difference to them.

They learn to empathise with those who are disadvantaged, recognise the role of government, voluntary groups and charitable organisations and consider the part they can play in bringing about positive change.

It has been running for more than a decade and has produced incredible stories of young people’s generosity and resilience. Read our case studies.

 

Get involved

To learn more about delivering social action in your school sign-up for our free CPD-certified online training An introduction to social action for primary teachers

Or if you are ready to get started, sign up to our Make a Difference Challenge Annual Licence and training or the Make a Difference Challenge Premium Package (face-to-face, specific areas only).

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