£500 - £1,000
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Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Grants

The benefits of eating a healthy meal at school are scientifically proven. The impacts of breakfast programmes generate positive changes in school communities and our society. During Covid this has never been needed more.

The Greggs Foundation currently supports over 127 breakfast clubs throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Schools that are interested in opening a breakfast club at their school must be able to show that at least 40% of your pupils qualify for free school meals and that the school serves a disadvantaged community. School should able to attract adult volunteers to help run the scheme and attendance at the club must be free for all pupils.

An innovative project we have been instrumental in offering pupils in Scotland the chance to pick up a free breakfast from a mobile cart before class is to be extended to other UK schools following a successful pilot.

The ‘grab-n-go’ scheme is based on a similar model used in the US and Canada and will give pupils easy access to nutritious food before class.

These grants can make a huge difference to children and families that attend. We are aware that our Breakfast Club schools are based in communities where many families continue to experience financial hardship and programmes like this can reduce the pressure of food insecurity whilst children also have great fun.

This programme will see the amalgamation of the following grant offer:

  • Food parcels/Hampers
  • Additional activities for children

The breakfast club programme offers a variety of provisions, such as fridge/freezer cabinets, toys and board games and bowls and plates. The Foundation also makes a payment each term towards other food items and the school will also receive bread donated from the nearest Greggs store. The amount awarded is usually £500 a term, yet can be up to £1,000 a term so can be really useful for schools that are disadvantaged areas and want to provide breakfast provisions for their pupils.