With a third of top 100 UK charities choosing Barclays as their main bank, we’re trusted to help not-for-profit clients maximise their financial resources and optimise cost efficiency.

2023 Sector Outlook


With charities having demonstrated remarkable resilience during the pandemic, our Head of Charites, Nazreen Visram, considers how they will fare in this year’s difficult economic and social climate.

Industry challenges and opportunities
  • Income generation and diversity of income streams 
  • Public trust through governance and safeguarding 
  • Integrating diversity and inclusion to reflect the communities they serve and to adopt the 'change' mindset 
  • Understanding technology and data to improve income and operations.

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Charities’ resilience will be tested this year

With charities having demonstrated resilience during the pandemic, our Head of Charites, Nazreen Visram, considers how they will fare in this year’s difficult economic and social climate.

Client advantages

For over 10 years, Barclays has provided specialist corporate banking support to not-for-profit and international development organisations, government bodies and registered charities. 

Our dedicated team of UK Relationship Directors offer over 100 years’ collective charity finance experience. So we can work closely with your organisation to deliver banking and financing efficiency and help optimise your funding capabilities. 

Benefit from:

  • A trusted voice within the not-for-profit sector, delivering access to key industry contacts and events
  • A free business process review to streamline your current processes, lower your overall cost of banking and deliver cost efficiencies
  • Mobile payment services, payments and collections solutions plus financing to support longer-term strategic goals
  • Day-to-day charity banking services plus special deposit rates.

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