Supporting charities

Barclays' £100m COVID-19 Community Aid Package

Throughout the pandemic, Barclays has been committed to helping its customers, clients, colleagues, and the wider community deal with the unprecedented social and economic crisis caused by COVID-19.

Through the Barclays COVID-19 Community Aid Package, we’ve given £100m to support more than 370 charity partners around the world deliver vital relief to vulnerable communities impacted by the pandemic.

We also matched £9m+ raised and donated by colleagues for COVID relief efforts – which meant a total of more than £18m for 2,700+ charities around the world.

We hope that by partnering with charities, we can ensure that as many people as possible in the communities in which we live and work are supported through this crisis.

Nigel Higgins

Barclays Group Chairman

£100m committed to supporting COVID-19 relief
370+ charity partners around the world
£16m+ raised through colleagues' generosity and Barclays' matching programme
2,000+ charities supported through colleague donations and fundraising

COVID-19 Community Aid Package in action

We’ve partnered with trusted charities that are making a positive impact in our communities by supporting people hardest hit by the pandemic. Read about the difference their work is making. 


100x100 Programme in the UK

Through our 100x100 Programme, we invited UK charities to apply for one of 100 donations of £100,000 to support vital COVID-19 relief work in local communities. We were so inspired by the scale of the response that we expanded the programme to help more charities. We have now reached more than 250 charities across the UK to deliver vital support where it’s needed most. 

Giving charities the power to do more

Watch how some of our UK charity partners have been providing vital support during COVID-19, with help from Barclays.

Community Aid Package report cover

COVID-19 Community Aid Package: the story so far

We’ve supported more than 370 charities around the world delivering COVID-19 relief efforts. Read about the impact that our charity partnerships are having in our report. 

Our partnerships around the world

We’ve partnered with charities around the world that are working to support vulnerable people and communities impacted by the pandemic. 

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