Barclays Spaces for Sports
Launched in 2004, Barclays Spaces for Sports is a community-based sports programme, which uses sport as a platform to help young people develop life skills and revitalise disadvantaged communities in a sustainable way.
In the UK, 200 community sports sites have been created in partnership with the Football Foundation, supporting more than 40 different sports.
Around the world, Barclays Spaces for Sports programmes now exist in China, Hong Kong, India, South Africa, Spain, the UK, the USA, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Visit the links on this page to find out more about our Citizenship programmes in these countries.
More than half a million people in the UK have benefited since the programme’s launch, with 53,000 people on average using its sites every week. And outside the UK, more than 40,000 people benefit from Barclays Spaces for Sports programmes each year.
Barclays Spaces for Sports draws on the skills, experience and local expertise of a range of organisations to ensure the effective and sustainable delivery of our sites and sport for development programmes.
Find a site near you
Find out more about our partners:
- Active Communities Network
- Beyond Sport
- Chelsea Football Club Foundation
- Chelsea Football Club Soccer School Hong Kong
- Cricket for Change
- The Cricket Foundation
- East Side Charter School
- Grassroot Soccer
- The Football Foundation
- Fulham Football Club Foundation
- Magic Bus
- Real Madrid Foundation
- Right To Play (UK)
- The Football Foundation of South Africa
- UK Metropolitan Police
Barclays Community Sports Awards
Each month, during the Barclays Premier League football season, this award recognises the outstanding achievements of individuals that use sport to benefit communities across the UK. Each winner receives £1,000 for their group or organisation, a limited edition trophy and is entered into the end of season award to win a further £5,000. Former England footballer Gareth Southgate heads up the judging panel with representatives from Barclays, the Premier League, the Football Foundation and The Times newspaper. Find out more and nominate an outstanding individual.