Tactic Connect staff Andrew and Viktorija have undertaken a consultation and written an impact report on behalf of Celtic FC Foundation to understand the impact of their Shared Futures programme in partnership with Comic Relief, and to shape future programming for the Foundation in London. The report has been published in July 2021.
Celtic FC Foundation, the charitable arm of Celtic Football Club, has a long history of investing in and delivering programmes that tackle poverty and support young people and families since the foundation of the club in 1888, and has been delivering youth programmes in London on a full time basis since 2012. Shared Futures is a programme active since 2019 in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, with partnership support from Comic Relief and the Mayor of London, and uses football and sport to bring communities together and support young people to build more cohesive and safer communities where they live.
Over a period of three months the Tactic Connect team met with project staff, carried out group evaluations, one to one interviews and used questionnaires to understand how the project supports young people, how young people coped with the Covid19 pandemic and what type of programmes and initiatives are important to participants for the future.
Andrew Thomson, Tactic Connect Head of Operations said:
“It was privilege to have been able to work on this report for Celtic FC Foundation. Tactic Connect has a strong commitment to, and extensive experience of, supporting sports organisations and charities to build there their strategies and capacity, and this report gave us an opportunity to see the impact of that work through the eyes of young people. The project delivered by Celtic FC Foundation has clearly had a significant transformational impact on the lives of young people in Tower Hamlets, and we look forward to supporting the team locally to implement the next steps as the Foundation develops new programmes in London.”
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