Supporting our COVID-19 Charity Partners


Barclays' COVID-19 Community Aid Package in action

Barclays launched a £100m COVID-19 Community Aid Package to support charities working in the communities hardest hit by the pandemic. We speak to some of the people around the world who are being helped.


Case studies

Acumen America: “Rebuilding a system that works for all Americans”

We hear from Barclays’ non-profit partner investing in entrepreneurs that are finding innovative ways to help those worst-hit by COVID-19.

Partnerships like these are going to move our communities toward greater inclusivity

Catherine Casey Nanda

Director of Acumen America

Our aim is to really look for the strengths in individuals and families. It's not about breeding dependency, it's about giving people really focused support and then letting them fly

David Holmes CBE

Chief Executive of Family Action

Family Action: “Giving people really focused support and then letting them fly”

Families experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation are being disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Find out how Family Action is helping them.

Plan India: “Every person that we reach out to has a story of both distress and resilience”

Thousands of families in India have lost their income since the start of the pandemic. Find out how Plan’s on-the-ground response is helping them to survive.

The connection is not just about a donor-recipient relationship – it reaches beyond that, as a partnership for a common cause

Mohammed Asif,

Executive Director of Plan India

When there's a crisis, it is vulnerable people who are most affected. We've certainly seen that with coronavirus

Lindsey Sheskey

Managing Director, Development, Robin Hood

Robin Hood: “Coronavirus shines a bright light on the challenges in our systems

We talk to New York’s largest poverty-fighting organisation about the impact of the pandemic.

HealthServe: “This pandemic has taken everyone by surprise”

How the Singapore charity is supporting migrant workers with food and shelter – with help from Barclays.

That dynamic of being far from home and not being able to support their families has created a big emotional challenge. They smile all the time, but the things they go through – they are more resilient than anyone I know

Michael Cheah

Executive Director of HealthServe