The Celtic Trust was established in 1999 with the primary purpose of providing an umbrella organisation that, through the mobilisation of the combined shareholdings of ordinary supporters in Celtic Plc, would seek to give fans a greater say in the running of Celtic as a means to assist Celtic to prosper on the playing field and financially, while also staying true to its historic roots as a social institution taking proper account of the community which it serves.
The Celtic Trust is a supporters' trust, an organisation established to represent the interests of small shareholders and supporters at Celtic. It's Constitution as an Industrial & Provident Society (a co-operative) gives each member one vote on matters of policy, and with regard to electing the officers of the Trust.
Every year the Trust has to submit annual accounts to the Financial Services Authority (FSA). As an incorporated body it can own shares in its own right, and we do own shares in Celtic.
We are also members of Supporters Direct, the national body for Supporters' Trusts and we are subject to their rules of membership which includes submitting annual returns and financial statements (www.supporters-direct.org). In addition, to its long term aims, the Trust, is in regular contact with the Club to represent our members and to raise issues of concern to supporters as well as putting forward ideas to improve the relationship between the Club and the supporters.
We work closely with a number of other supporters' organisations and we are always willing to enter into joint activity with other Celtic fans around issues of concern eg ticket allocations, stewarding, ticket pricing. If you would like to hear more about our activities please see our archive of articles on this site or contact us via the contact page.