Barclays Concludes 2015 Citizenship Plan Commitment: Helping to Build the Skills of Five Million Young People

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Barclays Concludes 2015 Citizenship Plan Commitment: Helping to Build the Skills of Five Million Young People

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Friday, April 8, 2016 - 11:35am

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Barclays has a long tradition of supporting the communities in which we operate. One of the biggest challenges communities currently face is equipping the next generation of young people with the right skills to fulfil their potential. Barclays committed to help tackle this issue by investing in community programmes that build the enterprise, employability or financial skills of 10-35 year olds from disadvantaged communities – as laid out in our 2015 Citizenship Plan, our 5 Million Young Futures ambition that concluded at the end of last year. We partnered with high performing NGOs, charities and social enterprises that were best placed to understand local needs and implement effective community programmes. By aligning our Community Investment strategy to our skills and experience as a financial services company, the positive impact of our activity is much more than just a financial contribution. This commitment is reported annually to highlight the number of beneficiaries supported through our community partnerships.

Number of 10-35 year olds supported in building skills
2015 marks the conclusion of Barclays’ 5 Million Young Futures efforts. Over 2012-15, we have seen significant progress in our support of beneficiaries around the world. In 2015, we supported more than 1.57 million young people through community programmes, allowing Barclays to surpass our target of five million by reaching nearly 5.76 million young people between 2012 and 2015.

For detailed performance on the underlying 2015 Citizenship Plan metrics, please see the Citizenship Data Supplement 2015. More information on our 2015 programmes and a range of case studies is available on our website at home.barclays/citizenship.
 
In addition, we also provide further disclosures aligned to the Global Reporting Initiative G4 guidelines, in the Citizenship Data Supplement 2015 available at home.barclays/annualreport
 
For more information
Email: citizenship@barclays.com
Twitter: @Barclays_cship 

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Keywords: Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment | Barclays | Citizenship Report | Education | Employability | Youth | csr

CAMPAIGN: Access to financial and digital empowerment

CONTENT: Article

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