Amid the cost-of-living crisis, Celtic FC Foundation (CFCF) have moved to help support those most disadvantaged within our communities struggling to pay for domestic fuel.
CFCF have fully funded this initiative and will assign fuel vouchers worth £49 to around 6,200 households, helping approximately 17,000 individuals.
Working in partnership with the Fuel Bank Foundation, the UK’s only charity focused on specifically supporting people facing fuel crisis, CFCF’s investment should alleviate the pressure for thousands of households in the coming months.
The Foundation staff at Celtic Park will be the initial point of contact for those seeking help.
An additional 500 individuals will receive a winter warmer self-care pack to the value of £100.
These packs will be offered to our existing programme participants living in poverty or relying on state pension. They will also be distributed to the wider community, with priority given to vulnerable, elderly people.
The winter warmer self-care packs will consist of items which will help individuals to cut energy usage through the colder months, such as a blanket, socks, hand warmers and a £30 food voucher as fridge running costs are lower when a fridge is full.
Celtic FC Foundation hope this commitment can help ease the burden faced by many families across Scotland.
Celtic FC Foundation are striving to help the most disadvantaged wards as identified in the Scottish Multiple Index of Deprivation. However, we welcome applications from anywhere in Scotland as long as the person is facing a demonstrable fuel crisis.
Both the Foundation and the club are committed to helping people stay warm and feed themselves this winter.