The Barbican Foundation helps smaller, local charities through both financial contributions and voluntary support.
The three charities currently helped by the foundation are: ShelterBox, The Cardinal Hulme Centre, The Frost Charitable Foundation and the UK Keratoconus Self-Help and Support Association. Each of these charities was nominated by staff members with personal links to that particular cause and voted for by the wider Barbican staff group.
Fundraising for the Barbican Foundation is largely centred on corporate donations and activities organised by our CSR Staff Group. Recent initiatives have included the 'Around the World in 80 Days Challenge' which raised £20,000 and the 'Three Peak Challenge', undertaken by 14 Barbican staff members which raised over £13,000. The Foundation’s donation matching scheme means every pound raised is matched by Barbican.
We also actively participate in industry-wide charity initiatives such as the Crisis Square Mile Run and we have also signed up to the Lloyd’s Community Foundation to participate in volunteering opportunities aimed at helping school children in deprived areas.