Grant programmes

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The Greggs Foundation is a grant-making charity, distributing approximately £3.5m in grants every year. Our grant programmes focus on addressing the key challenges facing our communities. 

We operate several grant programmes in addition to our flagship Breakfast Club programme.

Hardship support

We offer funding in the form of small grants during times of financial hardship. Applications are made via approved referral partners and schools within our Breakfast Club network on behalf of eligible individuals. 

The support available includes food and clothing vouchers, beds and bedding, as well as essential home appliances including cookers, fridge freezers and washing machines. All appliances are brand new and delivered direct and can make a significant difference to people’s lives. We also supply energy vouchers to help with the higher cost of living.

Please note we only accept hardship applications from schools in our Breakfast Club network and recognised social organisations such as charities registered with the Charity Commission, housing associations and social services acting on behalf of a family or individual in need.

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Community funding

We believe in funding organisations that really help to make a difference to the community they serve.  We do this in two ways:

Greggs in the Community

Greggs Outlets are based all over the UK and are a key part of The Greggs Pledge to build stronger, healthier communities and reduce food waste.  By selling unsold, day-old food products at a reduced price, families on a tight budget can spend less while still having access to great quality food. Profits generated by Greggs Outlets are retained within the community through Greggs in the Community with a share of Outlet profits donated to local organisations. Community organisations close to a Greggs Outlet can apply for a grant of £20,000.

North East Core Funding

Greggs PLC was founded in the North East and is still headquartered in the region. The North East Core Funding grant recognises the strong heritage of the business in the region and supports charitable organisations that help the most deprived and excluded members of communities. We offer grants of up to £20,000 a year - sometimes for as many as three years - to help cover core running costs.