Our Breakfast Clubs run all over the UK. From our first club in 1999, we have now grown the network to run over 900 clubs, providing thousands of children a free breakfast each morning.
The Hardship Fund is our small grants programme supporting individuals and families who suddenly find themselves in difficult financial circumstances.
The Greggs Foundation Community Grant opens for applications 4 times a year. The current round of funding opened on the 20th February and will close at 12 noon on the 18th March. Please check the locations for our current funding round on the Community Grant page before proceeding with an application.
"It takes a community to build a village" we want to do more to support communities so if you would like to be part of our village, apply for a donation to support your fundraising efforts.
We primarily support primary schools which meet our eligibility criteria and they should be local to a Greggs store to allow for collection of free bread donated to every Breakfast Club. Typically, we prioritise schools in an area of high need where the school population is 40% FSM or more.
We will not provide funding for a Breakfast Club alongside another provider. However, if the funding from the other provider is due to end, we can support an application.
Breakfast Club schools can apply to be considered for a start-up grant to fund set-up costs and then a termly payment based on the average number of pupils attending. The termly payment covers food items and we leave it up to schools to decide on the right mix of food to suit their pupils. All schools also receive free bread from their local Greggs store. One of the benefits of being a Greggs Breakfast Club is access to our hardship programme to support families with small hardship grants. All Breakfast Club schools can also access our free education programme, Agents of Change.
Providing appropriate staff cover for the Breakfast Club is the responsibility of the School and Greggs Foundation funding cannot cover this. We do encourage volunteering.
We primarily support primary schools and to make sure we can direct funding to areas of need, we typically support schools with a higher percentage of FSM, usually in the 40% range.
Schools are required to complete and return a monitoring report every term to allocate and release funds.
It’s important that we have an up-to-date contact at every Breakfast Club school. If you have a change in personnel, please just email email@example.com and we can update your contact details.