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Celtic FC Foundation

2020 - 2023 Grant Offer


2020 - 2023 Young People Target


Project name: CashBack Gateway to Employment

Age range: 16 – 24 years

Number of Young People Project expects to work with: 1,296

CashBack Gateway to Employment is a bespoke employability project aimed at young people, aged 16-24, with a focus on those who have offended or are at risk of re-offending. The project will provide opportunities for young people from target communities with greatest incidents of anti-social behaviour and crime to access a range of positive activities, granting attendees access to personal development opportunities, further or higher education, volunteering or employment.  Gateway to Employment comprises three principal strands:

 Strand One: Core Delivery at Celtic Park

Delivered across six 10-week blocks, project delivery will include: Assessment; Motivation; Confidence Building; Health and Wellbeing: Physical Activity; Mental Health Assessments; Disclosure Support; Employability Support; and Review and Progression Planning.

 Strand Two: Prison Outreach

CFCF’s Project Coordinator will conduct outreach sessions in HMYOI Polmont, HMP Addiewell and HMP Barlinnie. Building on Celtic FC Foundation’s pre-existing relationship relevant facilities, we will provide work experience sessions for prisoners due for release and eligible for the project.

 Strand Three: Overarching Mental Health Provision

Celtic FC Foundation will provide intensive mental health provision for project participants. This service, which will determine participants’ needs and areas of concern, will also be available after cohorts have graduated from their initial 10-week core attendance.


Areas where project will be delivered:

Glasgow City: Parkhead, Braidfauld, Dalmarnock, Possil Park, Govan/Linthouse, Shettleston North, Maryhill West

North Lanarkshire: Craigneuk & Wishaw

South Lanarkshire: Burnhill & Bankhead North

Renfrewshire: Paisley Ferguslie