“Our founding father, Brother Walfrid, was a man who gave people hope at a time of desperation, and in adversity someone who brought people together by creating a club open to all – his dedication to helping others has left a phenomenal legacy.”
Peter Lawwell, CEO, Celtic Football Club
Celtic Football Club was formed in 1887 with the purpose of raising money for the poor in the East End of Glasgow. The vision of the Founding Fathers continues to this day through the work of the club’s charitable arm, Celtic FC Foundation. Our aim is to help those living in poverty through a range of initiatives targeting hunger, employability, social inclusion and education. While faithful to the legacy and ethos of our Founders locally, we are open to respond to national and international crisis, reflecting the outlook of supporters and the Club.
The purpose of Celtic FC Foundation is Football For Good.
Our vision is to alleviate poverty through working with our communities, in line with the founding ethos of Celtic.
We value employability, education and social inclusion as routes out of poverty.
The geographical focus of our work will be in line with the highest areas of deprivation, as measured by the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD), and across our communities in the UK and Ireland.
We aim to spend the majority of our annual project delivery income on those areas.
We view partnership working as crucial in the fight against poverty.
Celtic FC Foundation is open to all.