The sports centre where the project will operate is in Aranjuez, a village near Madrid where social exclusion is a major issue facing the community due to a large immigrant population. The Aranjuez City Council is providing the venue free of charge.
Children will also participate in Barclays Financial Education workshops run by Barclays colleagues, to learn how to manage and save money. Further financial inclusion workshops for parents will also be delivered by staff volunteers, to help them learn about banking products and how to better manage their finances.
Carlos Martinez de Campos, Chairman of Barclays Spain, said: “We are delighted to have entered into this partnership with Real Madrid, a prestigious and world-famous football club, to drive social integration using sport as a tool to educate and bring communities from different backgrounds together.”