Grant programmes

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The Greggs Foundation is a grant-making charity, distributing over £4 million 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. 

Greggs Foundation Community Grants

We want to ensure local organisations can really make a difference and offer grant funding to community organisations of up to £20,000 per year. We look to support organisations tackling a clear local need.  That could be providing space and opportunities for people to come together to overcome social isolation, building connections, improving the health and wellbeing of the local community or helping to alleviate food poverty.