COVID-19 relief in Europe
In Europe, we’re working with selected charity partners that are providing critical COVID-19 relief services in the communities where Barclays has a presence. Our donations will support these trusted partners, who are already mobilised on the ground, to provide help to vulnerable people hardest hit by the crisis and to those on the frontline of the response.
Across Europe, they are distributing food, providing shelter and emergency support to vulnerable communities and low income families most at risk of hardship including elderly people, homeless individuals, those with medical needs, children and families, migrant workers and people with limited access to government and educational support.
Banco Alimentare della Lombardia, Italy
Banco Alimentare della Lombardia, Italy, have continued to recover surplus food and redistribute it free of charge to charitable organisations that help people in need. Barclays’ support will help the organisation to meet the increased demand for food for vulnerable communities in one of the regions in Italy that’s been most affected by COVID-19.
Banco Alimentar Lisboa, Portugal
Banco Alimentar Lisboa, Portugal, are distributing food aid to more than 90,000 people in partnership with 400 charities in response to COVID-19. Barclays’ support will allow the food bank to buy basic food products and maintain this support.
Banco de Alimentos de Madrid, Spain
Banco de Alimentos de Madrid, Spain, provide a daily meal to 190,000 people in need, of whom 9,000 are infants under one years. Barclays’ support will allow for the continued distribution of food to vulnerable families.
Barnardos Ireland, Ireland
Barnardos Ireland, Ireland, have remained working with families in the heart of disadvantaged communities across the country throughout the pandemic. Barclays’ support will ensure that they can provide vulnerable children with practical support like food parcels and emotional support to help them and their families cope during this challenging time.
Basiliade, France, aims to welcome and support vulnerable people, particularly those affected by HIV/AIDS. Barclays’ donation will go towards housing 58 women who find themselves homeless and a team of social workers to support them on a daily basis. In addition, 350 beneficiaries will be helped with food supplies.
Cáritas Diocesana de Madrid, Spain
Cáritas Diocesana de Madrid, Spain, is helping low-income families who have been particularly affected by COVID-19, with food, rent and basic necessities. Barclays' support will provide the most disadvantaged families with access to food, rent payments and essential goods.
Croix-Rouge Luxembourgeoise, Luxembourg
Croix-Rouge Luxembourgeoise, Luxembourg, in addition to its support in the national health response during COVID-19, they are also helping those most affected by the economic and social crisis. Barclays’ support will help vulnerable communities through the provision of essential services during the pandemic.
Dessine-Moi Un Mouton, France
Dessine-Moi Un Mouton, France, helps children and adults suffering from chronic diseases. In the context of COVID19, they have housed homeless women, distributed food aid to hundreds of people, and are helping young people continue their education.
Diakonie Hessen, Germany
Diakonie Hessen, Germany, supports vulnerable people across the county of Hessen. Barclays’ support will help provide essential services for low-income and homeless individuals.
Die Arche Hamburg, Germany
Die Arche Hamburg, Germany, is supporting over 1000 children by giving food packages to over 250 families each week. In addition they are providing school materials to families in need and day-trips for their supported children. Barclays funding will allow Die Arche to continue this vital support.
Focus Ireland, Ireland
Focus Ireland, Ireland, works with young people, families and individuals and offers advice, support, education and housing to help people to find and keep a home. Barclays’ support will help the charity to keep vital services open during and after the crisis for the homeless population of Ireland.
Opera San Francesco per I Poveri, Italy
Opera San Francesco per I Poveri, Italy, provide basic necessities to vulnerable individuals. Barclay’s support will provide packed lunches for 1,800 people a day for a month.