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Citizenship programmes in action

Supporting 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. 

Through our global Citizenship programmes, Barclays is helping businesses to create jobs and enabling people to develop the skills and confidence they need 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. 

Enhancing people’s skills and confidence

Through LifeSkills, Barclays has helped more than 15 million people to develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed and supported over 190,000 people into work 

Helping businesses to create jobs

Through Unreasonable Impact, Barclays has supported more than 200 high-growth entrepreneurs with the network and resources they need to address key global issues and scale their businesses.

Supporting people through the pandemic

Through the COVID-19 Community Aid Package, Barclays has given £100m to support more than 370 charity partners around the world delivering vital relief to communities impacted by the pandemic

Colleagues in the community

Barclays’ colleagues are an important part of how we deliver our Citizenship Commitments as we strive to play a positive role in society.

Throughout the year, thousands of colleagues around the world give their time, skills and expertise to help people develop new skills to get into work, or by supporting businesses and entrepreneurs to thrive. In October, colleagues come together to volunteer in support of Barclays annual Make a Difference campaign.

We also support colleagues to help the causes they care about through our volunteering, fundraising and giving programmes.

Watch inspiring colleague stories here