Investing in communities

Investing in our communities

We believe that a strong, inclusive economy is a better economy for everyone.

A vibrant, skilled workforce ensures that businesses can thrive and that individuals, along with their families and wider communities, can achieve financial independence and security. Working with employers, those already in work, and those looking for work we’re helping to build skills and break down barriers to work, to enable people to succeed now and in the future.

We work together with experienced partners, employability experts and businesses that are hiring to develop meaningful and innovative programmes that deliver a significant positive impact over the long-term. 

Our Citizenship programmes

Through our Citizenship activity, we can have a meaningful impact on the communities in which we live and work. We focus on the areas that best use our expertise as a financial services organisation, with Barclays colleagues around the world playing an active role in helping to achieve our Sustainability and Citizenship Commitments. 

Connect with work

Connect with Work

Connect with Work is a unique global employability programme connecting people who are facing barriers to work with businesses that are recruiting, including Barclays clients and suppliers



LifeSkills aims to help all people in the UK to build the key skills, knowledge and confidence to get into, progress in and succeed in work and stay in control of their money

Social business mentoring

Social Business Mentoring

Barclays is sharing its expertise and skills to support social enterprises in the UK through mentoring.

Unreasonable Impact

Unreasonable Impact

Unreasonable Impact is the world’s first international network of accelerators focused on scaling up entrepreneurial businesses solving some of our most pressing social and environmental challenges whilst creating thousands of new jobs.

Our 2020 ESG Report

ESG report

Barclays recognises that the focus on the societal impact of businesses and performance on wider Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors has increased in recent years, with growing interest from a range of stakeholders including investors, clients, policy makers and regulators.