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Donation from Barclays helps Hyde Foundation extend Covid relief support

Posted on 11 June 2021

Thanks to a generous donation from Barclays, the Hyde Charitable Trust and Hyde Foundation can extend the financial relief programme for our customers most in need.  

At the start of the pandemic, we set up a £1m emergency relief fund, allowing us to provide vital grants to families and individuals. In recognition of these efforts, Barclays donated an additional £20,000, that has enabled us to keep the relief efforts going.

Nigel Higgins, Barclays Group Chairman, said: “Covid 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 Hyde Foundation have been playing a vital role in the UK’s response to the pandemic, ensuring urgent help reaches those most in need of support.”

Many of our customers have been hugely impacted by the pandemic, and these donations have been helping them navigate this crisis. One individual, who is living with a disability and caring for their partner, was made redundant earlier this year and was struggling to cope financially. After supporting them in the process to claim Universal Credit, we then provided food vouchers whilst they waited for their first payment.

Another customer had been diagnosed with mental health problems and lost their job due to Covid. Deductions from their Universal Credit payments left only enough money for bills. The welcome donation from Barclays helped pay for food vouchers whilst they sought help.

We would like to give enormous thanks to Barclays for allowing us to continue with our relief efforts. Find out more about the Hyde Foundation.