Barclays Bank have launched its 100 x 100 COVID-19 UK Community Relief programme (the 100 x 100 programme) and are inviting eligible UK-registered charities to apply for a £100,000 donation to support immediate COVID-19 relief work in communities across the UK.
Through the 100 x 100 programme, the Bank will make 100 donations of £100,000 each, representing an initial investment of £10m from Barclays’ £100m Community Aid Package, which was announced on 7 April
Charities applying should demonstrate a track record of delivering 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. They will be able to articulate how funding from Barclays will be deployed to meaningfully support or boost their work and they will be able to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable communities by deploying Barclays’ donation within six months of receiving funds.
Further details of the 100 x 100 programme, and an online application form, can be found on Barclays’ website.
Applications can be made between 4 and 22 May and will be reviewed by an internal committee. Barclays expect to begin distributing funds in June, subject to completion of due diligence and additional internal governance