Celtic Win Big!
Written By SPFL Trust Media Centre
The Celtic Foundation has recently announced that they have been awarded with a whopping £450,000 from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland. The funding will allow for the continuation of their highly successful community project Gateway to Health project over the next three years. The initiative will help to support people who are the furthest away from attaining employment and live within income deprived areas. The programme helps to address health issues and supports people to access employment or even education or training if required.
This project is set to work with those who receive health benefits and have therefore been out of work for a long.Big Lottery Fund’s Chair Maureen McGinn made the announcement: “We know from the successful pilot project, that our funding will make a huge difference to lives of those who need it most.
“As well as helping to improve the health and wellbeing of local people, this innovative project will break down barriers to employment by putting them in touch with job-seeking services.
Each intake will run for one day per week for 10 weeks and combines both employability and activities that promote physical and mental health, helping to motivate people to get back onto the jobs market.