Community & Organizations decision tree

Help us work out which account you can apply for

What type of organisation are you planning to apply on behalf of? Tick the boxes that apply to your organisation:
How many officials or trustees does your organisation have?

*Officials don’t need to be signatories on the account and trustees refers to individuals with Charity Committee or Companies House.

What’s your current annual turnover?

Based on what you told us, your organisation could be suitable for a Charity Impact Account

You can apply if you meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You’re a registered charity
  • You’re an excepted charity
  • You’re a community interest company
  • You have an expected annual turnover of less than £100,000 
  • You have a maximum of three officials.

You’ll pay no fees for a Charity Impact Account. See our account tariff for more information.

If you’d like to apply for a Charity Impact Account, request a callback below and we’ll contact you to arrange a telephone appointment to discuss your plan.

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Sorry a Charity and Impact account isn’t suitable for your organisation 

We appreciate this isn’t the news you were hoping to receive. There are some alternative options you could explore to see if they’re suitable for your organisation. For example, if you are running a time-based fundraiser on behalf of a charity or personal initiative, you could try a fundraising platform instead. Although some of the platforms charge a percentage fee, you might be able to reach more potential donators and benefit from Gift Aid if you’re fundraising for a charity.  

Other account options

Barclays Business Account

If you meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You’re a startup
  • You’re an incorporated community group or club

Free for the first 12 months

You’ll pay no monthly fees for the first 12 months with your Barclays Business Account1. After that, it’s £8.50 a month.

Barclays Business Account
Length of time Fees
Cost for the first 12 months2 Free
Monthly cost after first 12 months £8.50
Standard transactions
Transaction type Fees
Simple electronic payments including Faster Payments, Direct Debits and standing orders Free3
Debit card payments Free
Cash out – cash machine/Post Office/self-service device Free
Cash in – Post Office/Barclays Collect/self-service2 device £0.60 per £100
Cheques in – Barclays app/self-service device £0.60 each
Cheques out £0.60 each

Our rates and charges page has more details about branch counter transaction fees, and you can also see our full business banking tariff.

To be eligible, your organisation must:

  • Not already have, or have had, a business bank account 
  • Be based in the UK.

When you apply, you’ll need to give us some basic information about your organisation. You can find out the guide to what we need at UK Finance the UK’s leading trade association for financial services.

If you’d like to apply for a Business Banking Account, request a callback below and we’ll contact you to discuss your plan.    

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