Celtic Football Club was formed to significantly change the lives and wellbeing of local people in Glasgow’s East End who lived in severe poverty and lacked opportunity and education.
While the world has moved on in many regards, for some in society not a great deal has changed. Charity and creating opportunity remains a core competence of Celtic and its charitable arm, Celtic FC Foundation. Our charitable ethos and social conscience will always remain part of our identity alongside footballing excellence.
The welfare and development of children and families are uppermost in our thoughts. We believe that the family unit is our number one priority and that children within those families are supported, encouraged and developed fully.
While we are far from an ideal world we believe that the vehicle of sport, football in particular, can deliver good for society.
Our priority is to provide assistance to those who face daily challenges within our key priority areas; Health, Equality, Learning and Poverty. In addition we offer support in the form of delivery and/or partnership to external charities and other organisations who offer value in the community and whose principles fit within these key priority areas.
We aim to:1. Improve Health2. Promote Equality3. Encourage Learning4. Tackle Poverty
We uphold and promote the charitable principles and heritage of Celtic Football Club and in doing so, Celtic FC Foundation delivers change and purpose to the Celtic Family and beyond“Celtic FC Foundation, Football for Good”
Celtic FC Foundation Trustees
The Board of Trustees currently numbers six and is selected by Celtic Football & Athletic Co Ltd. The Trustees are responsible for ensuring the charitable traditions and values of the Club are maintained, while managing, agreeing and actioning the distribution of funds.
- Chairman - Chris Traynor, CEO of BE Capital Group
- Peter Lawwell, CEO Celtic Football Club.
- Craig Paterson, Chairman Football Aid.
- Gavin Kelly, CEO Kinmont Advisory Group.
- Eric Riley, Finance Director Celtic Football Club.
- Adrian Filby, Commercial Director Celtic Football Club.
The CEO of Celtic FC Foundation is Tony Hamilton. Tony can be contacted via email email@example.com, by telephone +44-141-551-4321 or on Twitter @PolishTurnstile
Q: What is Celtic FC Foundation?
A: Celtic FC Foundation upholds and promotes the charitable principles and heritage of Celtic Football Club. In doing so, Celtic FC Foundation delivers change and purpose to the Celtic Family and beyond.The social principles, key priorities, aims and objectives of Celtic Charity Fund (established in 1995) and the Celtic Foundation (established in 2006) were so clearly aligned, it was agreed that the natural progression was for both units to become a new, stronger Scottish Charity with a wider role and greater reach. This new entity, Celtic FC Foundation is a registered charity in Scotland (number SC024648) with its registered office at Celtic Park, Glasgow, G40 3RE.Q: Who does Celtic FC Foundation help?
A: We are an organisation here for all, regardless of gender, age, religion, race, or ability. Our priority is to provide assistance to those who face daily challenges within our key priority areas. In addition we offer support in the form of delivery and/or partnership to external charities and other organisations who offer value in the community and whose principles fit within these key priority areas.
Q: What type of project delivery is Celtic FC Foundation involved in?
A: We have a strong track record of delivering successful community based projects that support health and wellbeing (Health), employability (Poverty), inclusion (Equality), education and diversionary activities (Learning). We work with all age groups from young children through to older people and currently deliver projects locally, nationally and internationally. We work with a variety of partners to deliver our projects.
If you are interested in more information on our projects please contact; firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Where does Celtic FC Foundation work?
A: Our priority focus will support areas based on the need surrounding our home within the city of Glasgow in the first instance.
Thereafter, our main geographical areas of support, in order of priority are:
1. The North and East of Glasgow
2. Greater Glasgow, Inverclyde and North Lanarkshire
3. Scotland, Ireland and the rest of the UK
4. Rest of the World, with an emphasis on Asia and Africa
However, each project will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and we will always focus our attention where our efforts are best served, primarily supporting the geographical areas listed above.
Q: How much has been raised to date?
A: Since inception we have raised in excess of £7m.
Q: How is the money raised?
A: We raise money in a variety of ways.
We receive generous donations on a regular and one-off basis from a host of supporters and operate a number of fundraising events and activities throughout the year. These can include, but are not limited to; charity football matches, our Annual Sporting Dinner, match day bucket collections, our Annual Christmas Appeal, the Ben Nevis Huddle, the Celtic Skydive and an overseas’ volunteer trip. A calendar of events can be found here www.celticfcfoundation.com
In addition to fundraising, we also raise money by applying to a variety of grant making trusts and funders who support our project delivery.
Q: Does the Football Club make money out of Celtic FC Foundation events or projects?
A: Absolutely not. We are a registered charity in our own right (SC024648) and the proceeds of all monies raised and awarded support our charitable activities.
Celtic Football Club generously support the efforts of Celtic FC Foundation financially and in kind.
Q: How can I get involved?
A: There are various ways you can support Celtic FC Foundation; from signing up to a regular monthly contribution to getting involved in a fundraising events. For full details, please email email@example.com
If you would like to get involved with funding or working in partnership with any of our community projects, please contact DMHenry@celticfc.co.uk
Raffle item request - signed tops - footballs or donations of non-monetary items
Celtic FC Foundation cannot process requests for the above items. Please direct your request to Celtic FC’s PR Department at least six weeks prior to your fundraising event in order to receive a response on time, to:-
Celtic Football Club
If you are raising funds on behalf of a registered charity, please supply a letter of authorisation from the charity confirming the details of your event together with a postal address to respond to, for your request to be considered.