Welcome to the Greggs Foundation
The Greggs Foundation was established in 1987 by Ian Gregg, the founder of bakery giant Greggs ‘the home of fresh baking’. Together with family members and close associates, the charity was established to put something back into the communities in which Greggs operates.
The Greggs Foundation is a grant making trust, providing financial support to organisations that meet our mission statement of making a difference to people in need in the heart of our local communities.
Now in its 25th year, the Greggs Foundation has grown to donate around £1.5million per year through its four grant programmes:
The Major Grants Programme (North East England only):
Providing grants to help sustain the work of organisations that make a difference to the lives of people in need in the heart of our local communities
The Breakfast Club Programme (National):
Providing a healthy breakfast for over 10,000 primary school children each school day
The Regional Grants Programme (National):
Making small grants to help community organisations provide new experiences for the most disadvantaged people
Hardship Fund (North East only):
Provides grants for individuals via recognised social organisations. Grants support people in the North East of England who suffer from poverty and financial exclusion.
Hope, who you can see at the bottom of this page, is the Foundation’s mascot. She is three years old and was created by pupils at two of our breakfast club schools.
We hope you enjoy using the website and do get in touch if you’d like any more information.