Barclays offers 50 grants of £100,000

Barclays is offering 50 grants of £100,000 to charities that are supporting communities affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The £5m is part of £100m in funding announced by the bank in April last year for charities affected by the pandemic.

The bank said it had intended to make 100 donations of £100,000 last year under a programme called 100x100, but it ended up making 187 such grants because of overwhelming demand.

It said UK-registered charities with annual incomes of at least £1m could apply if they were providing support to meet the needs of communities affected by the pandemic.

This would include areas such as help for people with physical and mental health issues, people facing financial hardship, ethnically diverse communities that had been disproportionately affected by the outbreak, and support to improve digital accessibility.

Nigel Higgins, chair of Barclays, said: “While we are starting to emerge from the most acute stage of the crisis, the effects of the pandemic will continue to be felt by many.

"Our decision to extend our 100x100 programme for a second time reflects this, allowing Barclays to support a further 50 grassroots charities in their crucial work in our local communities.”

Organisations have until 6pm on 6 August to apply.

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