The Campaign

Take a Moment - The campaign

Can YOU Take a Moment to help change the world around you for the better? Because a moment is all it takes!

At ITV we aim to use our audience of millions to inspire people to make a difference. And we would love you to be one of them.

Tell us about a moment of kindness and for the first 50,000 moments we get registered, the government will donate £5 to this year's Text Santa charities

Being at the heart of communities around the country we have seen what a difference volunteering can make, and how easy it is to get involved.

And it isn't only something ITV feels passionate about. Nick Hurd, the Minister for Civil Society is committed to championing this agenda, highlighting that it can be very rewarding and a great way to:

  • Meet new people
  • - Gain new or use existing skills
  • - Get experience
  • - Make a big difference to your community

There are lots of easy ways to give your time to help others – from having a cup of tea with an older neighbour, to helping out in your local area or making a regular commitment to volunteer with a charity or community group. That’s why the Government are supporting Take A Moment by pledging £5 for the first 50,000 acts of kindness registered through the This Morning campaign. We hope that this campaign can help raise awareness and encouraging people to get involved.

– Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society

Find out about some of the initiatives and opportunities available in your local area below...

Join In

Join In was set up off the back of the London 2012 Games and is encouraging people to connect to a local sports clubs or community group across the UK that are looking for volunteers. Seven out of ten clubs need more volunteers in a variety of roles and this summer there have been more than 10,000 events held to introduce local people to clubs and groups in their area.

Find out more about Join In

Local Giving is a great initiative and website that helps you find out about local charities and community groups that are striving to make your community a better place. Many of the charities on there are looking for local support and volunteers. A brilliant way for you to find a local cause and have a huge impact where you live!

Your Voice

Two young people who are fixing the future

Think that because you’re younger you can’t make an impact in your community? We’re here to tell you different.

Across the UK there are numerous schemes and programmes available that enable young people to get involved in the community and make a difference. The National Citizens Service is open during the summer and autumn, and Fixers and vInspired are there all year round to help you find something in the heart of your community. Nominations for the vInspired National Awards are also coming up in September - so not only are these two brilliant examples of schemes available to young people, but also a way to get recognition for your efforts.