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 conscious 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”
Read some of our recent successes below:
Celtic Charity Christmas Appeal 2013
Thanks to the generosity of so many people connected to Celtic - players, directors, staff, our supporters and corporate donors, Celtic FC Foundation is delighted to announce over £60,000 has been distributed to good causes from the money raised in the Celtic Christmas Appeal 2013. Read more... HERE
Celtic Charity Wonderland, December 15, 2013
Celtic FC Foundation’s ‘Celtic Charity Wonderland’ event took place at Celtic Park on Sunday night, and the festive extravaganza proved to be a great success, with thousands raised for CHAS (Children’s Hospice Association Scotland)... Read more HERE
Greater Maryhill Foodbank
Ahead of the Partick Thistle game at Firhill (KO: 12.45pm, Sunday, October 27), fans are being asked to lend their support in a practical way to a collection being organised by the Greater Maryhill Foodbank… Read more HERE
Celtic manager, Neil Lennon, took a couple of hours away from Paradise on Wednesday, October 23 to attend a Celtic Masterclass with celebrated film-maker, Danny McGrath.
The project, which is run by the charitable arm of the Club – Celtic FC Foundation - focused in on local Secondary School, St Mungo’s, and was also attended by younger school children from Dalmarnock Primary and St Anne’s... Read more HERE
Children's Music Programme
Glasgow has been awarded the National Music Council’s Music Technology in Education Award 2013. The award was based on two initiatives - Tech Zone and the Ashcraig school ipad band whihc is a programme funded by Celtic FC Foundation... Read more HERE
Charity Cup Tournament
The seventh year of the Celtic Charity Cup five-a-side tournament proved to be a tremendous success as 16 teams fought it out to lift the trophy and raise over £4,000... Read more HERE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, by telephone +44-141-551-4321 or on Twitter @PolishTurnstile
Raffle Items, Signed Item Requests &Non-Monetary Donations
Please ensure you 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.
CELTIC FC FOUNDATION CANNOT PROCESS REQUESTS FOR SIGNED ITEMS, RAFFLE REQUESTS, IN-KIND or NON-MONETARY DONATIONS