Barclays recently published its annual Citizenship performance on its global commitments, including a key focus on supporting communities.
Between 2012-2015, the bank supported over 5.7 million young people in developing enterprise, employability and financial skills, exceeding its 5 Million Young Futures commitment.
The National Youth Agency is delighted to have contributed to that target, supporting 121,000 young people in financial capability and 112,000 young people with employability and life skills.
Catherine Bishop, Director of Programmes, said “We are incredibly proud to have played a part in achieving this figure. NYA has partnered with Barclays for more than five years and during that time , working with our network of quality youth partners, we’ve brought a positive impact to more than 230,000 young people. At a time when budgets are being squeezed, that’s a significant investment in young people’s futures.”
NYA delivers its activity through a range of youth delivery partners that have expertise in the barriers facing young people in their local area. Barclays support has enabled NYA to strengthen this community-based activity, improving local infrastructure and the employment prospects of young people.