Barclays’ 100×100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme Re-Opens

Funding for larger UK charities working to support vulnerable people and communities impacted by COVID-19, and to alleviate the associated social and economic hardship caused by the crisis.

Following on from its initial programme last year, in which Barclays awarded 100 grants of £100,000 each to UK registered charities, Barclays has extended the programme to make 50 grants of £100,000 available to UK registered charities with an income exceeding £1 million.

Barclays is seeking UK based charity partners who can show their work is positively impacting people in the UK communities where Barclays has a presence.

The funding is intended to support communities as they emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on the following four priority areas:

  • Help for people experiencing physical and mental health issues
  • Financial assistance for people facing financial hardship
  • Support for ethnically diverse communities disproportionately impacted by the crisis
  • Enhancing digital accessibility

Applicants will need to:

Demonstrate a track record and ability to deliver impactful, on-the-ground support to directly meet the needs of vulnerable communities facing social and economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak

  • Articulate how funding from Barclays will be deployed to meaningfully support/boost their work
  • Meet the immediate needs of vulnerable communities, in at least one of the four focus areas listed above
  • Be able to use the funds within 12 months of receipt of the donation
  • Demonstrate positive outcomes from their programmes through high-level impact metrics
  • Effectively run the charity to ensure a sound financial position

Applications will be accepted from 12 July 2021 to 6 August 2021 (6pm).