Barclays is committed to helping its customers, clients, colleagues, and the wider community deal with the unprecedented social and economic crisis caused by COVID-19.

To support the communities where we live and work, Barclays established a £100m COVID-19 Community Aid Package. Part of this package includes a COVID-19 Colleague Matched Donations Programme - a commitment to match colleagues personal donations and active fundraising efforts for their chosen charities supporting COVID-19 relief.

To increase the pace and volume of applications to the COVID-19 Colleague Matched Donations Programme, and to help at a time when aid was needed most, Barclays colleagues around the world were invited to take part in a special 'pop-up' day. Through this telethon-inspired event, colleagues were encouraged to fundraise and donate to their favourite charities involved in COVID-19 relief efforts, and apply for matching through the COVID-19 Colleague Matched Donations Programme.