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Celtic FC Foundation

2023 - 2026 Grant Offer


2023 - 2026 Young People Target


Project name: CashBack Gateway to Opportunities (CBGTO)

Age range: 16 – 24 years

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

CBGTO is a bespoke employability, training and mental health project aimed at young people, aged 16-24, with a focus on those who have offended or are at risk of offending/reoffending. The project will provide positive interventions for young people from areas of high social deprivation. Adopting a renewed focus on diverse opportunities and personal development, CBGTO offers a range of activities, including avenues to further/higher education, volunteering and employment, certified training, and access to professional therapeutic service.

CBGTO’s structure comprises three interdependent strands:

Strand one, with 216 participants: core delivery at Celtic Park across 10 week blocks, includes: assessment; motivation and confidence building; certified/accredited training; multisport opportunities; employability support; review and progression planning.

Strand two, with 1080 participants: focusses on bespoke workshops/taster days within HMYOI Polmont, HMP Addiewell, HMP Barlinnie and other secure settings, with a view to engaging with core delivery on release.

Strand three, available to all 1296 project participants: overarching mental health provision includes trauma-informed assessment of need, risk assessment, care planning of treatment pathway, one-to-one therapy, wellbeing packs, aftercare beyond the 10 week core delivery, mental health learning modules directed by participants themselves as per person-centred self-determinism. Participants will benefit from working with the CFCF team as well as external agencies who share wide range of knowledge, skillsets and specialisms to enhance their learning experience.

Areas where project will be delivered:

City of Edinburgh; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Falkirk; Glasgow City; Inverclyde; Midlothian; North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Renfrewshire; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment

Please find a link here to Celtic FC Foundation’s Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) in respect of this CashBack for Communities project.