January 20, 2021
Back in April 2020, Barclays announced a £100m Community Aid Package to support charities that are helping people and communities most impacted by COVID-19. £10m of this funding has been donated through their 100x100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme, with us, The Princes Countryside Fund, being one of 100 UK charities each receiving a donation of £100k, allowing our important work to continue.
We were chosen by a selection committee to support the long-term resilience and sustainability of the UK’s rural communities following the Covid-19 pandemic by offering grant funding to projects which are delivering vital community services and enhancing the lives of people who live and work in rural areas.
Lord Curry of Kirkharle, Chair of The Prince’s Countryside Fund, said: “The Prince’s Countryside Fund is committed to improving the quality of life, in every aspect, for all people living and working in our great British countryside to ensure our rural communities continue to thrive. We are thrilled to have been awarded £100,000 by Barclays to distribute in grant funding to rural community organisations who are often at the forefront of responding to the needs of their locality. And now thanks to Barclays, we can support even more communities when we open our new grants programme next month.”
Nigel Higgins, Barclays Group Chairman, said: “COVID-19 has created an unprecedented social and economic impact in the UK, with many sadly experiencing greater hardship due to the crisis. Incredible charities, such as The Prince’s Countryside Fund have been playing a vital role in the UK’s response to the pandemic, ensuring urgent help reaches those most in need of support. As a bank we have been doing all we can for our customers, clients and colleagues, and we hope that our 100×100 programme and wider community aid package helps ensure that everybody in the communities in which we live and work is supported through this crisis.”
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