Now in its seventh year, the Community Awards programme has a new focus for 2013 which will align with Barclays’ global commitment to support young people through its new community initiative ‘5 Million Young futures’.  The scheme aims to develop the skills young people require in order to fulfill their potential.  In this respect, awards will be given in three categories – financial, enterprise and employability skills – and will focus on the 10-35 age bracket.  

The Barclays Community Awards are open to registered charities which are based in Jersey and who are looking for a grant to fund a local project or initiative which aligns with these three key aims.  Only projects that benefit the local community will be considered for the awards.  

“We are specifically looking for applications from those organisations which provide the type of projects that equip people with the knowledge and support they need to enhance future job prospects.  We will also be looking at applications to see where we may be able to work in partnership with the charity to deliver this specific need in the community, said Paul Declat, Jersey Director for Barclays Wealth and Investment Management.  

“There are many charities in the island who are working in these areas and we hope they will take the opportunity to apply for funding for their projects, some of which we are already aware of and possibly require additional support, or others which are embryonic ideas at the moment and require funding to bring them to fruition.”  

All applications will be considered by a judging panel consisting of Paul Declat, Kathleen Britain, who is Head of Community Investment for Barclays Wealth and Investment Management and Adele Langlois, Community Representative for Barclays in Jersey.  Joining the Barclays team are local radio presenter Spencer Davies from Channel 103FM and Shaun Rankin, celebrity chef and owner of Ormer restaurant in St Helier.  

Entry forms are available to collect from the Barclays branch at Library Place, Barclays’ offices on Broad Street and the Esplanade or by email from

The deadline for entries Friday 15th November.   The Community Awards will be presented to the chosen charities at an evening reception in December.