The Barclays Foundation in Spain has launched a partnership with the Summa Humanitate Foundation to enable women who are at risk of social exclusion to find employment.
It is donating €15,000 (approximately £13,200) to help the charity provide vocational training to beneficiaries, helping them become nursing assistants and caretakers.
The funds will also support Summa Humanitate in setting up an online job portal, allowing disadvantaged women to find jobs as cleaners, cooks, gardeners, as well as nursing assistants and caretakers.
Around 70 women, aged between 25 and 45, unemployed and at risk of social exclusion, are expected to benefit from the online job site.
Barclays employees in Spain are also delivering workshops to enable participants to improve their money management skills.
Raúl Abando, Private Banking Manager at Barclays Spain, said: “I met the Summa Humanitate Foundation as a client of Barclays and soon I realised the good job that they developed integrating disadvantaged people, especially women.
“Their goal was so aligned to the Barclays Foundation objective that I decided to put them forward and propose a project to provide women in risk of exclusion with vocational training and facilitate their integration in the labour market.
“This is one of the segments with more difficulties in finding work due to their low profile and lack of professional experience.
“We have linked this project with International Women’s Day as part of the initiatives held to help disadvantaged women, that includes financial capability workshops by Barclays employees.”
The partnership is part of Barclays community investment programme, which focuses on enterprise, employability, financial capability and financial inclusion and supports disadvantaged people in building the confidence and skills to develop a secure financial future for themselves.
Last year, more than 62,000 employees got involved and supported disadvantaged communities around the world where Barclays operates.