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Charity and impact organisations

Simple banking for not-for-profit organisations

Our business current accounts offer everyday banking options for charities and community groups like yours, giving you the freedom to put your resources back into helping and supporting your community.

We aim to process your application for business current accounts as soon as we can, but it’s taking longer than usual at the moment as we’re getting lots of applications. 

Why choose Barclays?

 Our business managers offer range of guidance and support, from shaping your strategy and growth plan to managing your cashflow. You'll also enjoy free invoicing and accounting software from FreshBooks1 to log, track and manage your invoices and expenses. As you adapt to change and respond to opportunities, we can help connect you with specialist support to help you succeed.

Easy banking for community organisations

Day-to-day banking to suit you – online, on the phone and in branch. We’ll also connect you to our dedicated team, who’ll help you set up your plan, your way. Ways to bank.

Simplifying payments

With face-to-face, online and telephone payments, receiving donations is even easier with Barclaycard.

Opportunities for growth

As your organisation adapts, make it a success with our social business support. We can help you with strategic planning and make sure your organisation is sustainable in the long term.


LifeSkills is all about helping young people prepare for the workplace. We’ve created a suite of activities, exercises and lesson plans that your club or charitable organisation can download and run with your youth group.

Digital Eagles

Build your internet skills with us. Our Digital Eagles are on-hand to help you get the most out of online banking and electronic payments, with educational material and events tailored to the specific needs of your not-for-profit organisation.

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 Account2. After that, it’s £8.50 a month.

Barclays Business Account
Length of time Fees
Cost for the first 12 months Free
Monthly cost after the frist 12 months £8.50
Standard transactions
Transaction type Fees
Simple electronic payments including Faster Payments, Direct Debits and standing orders Free
Debit card payments Free
Cash out – cash machine/Post Office/self-service device Free
Cash in – Post Office/Barclays Collect/self-service3 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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Frequently asked questions