The Greggs Foundation currently supports 390 breakfast clubs throughout England, Scotland and Wales.
Primary 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. The Foundation supports breakfast clubs through an initial start-up grant for equipment such as chest freezers to store food items or toys and activities for the club. The Greggs Foundation also makes a payment each term towards other food items and Greggs plc donates bread from the nearest shop.
Recently set up breakfast clubs include:
Hillside Community Primary School, in Skelmersdale which received funding of £600 for its breakfast club which around 45 young people attend each day.
Fell Dyke Primary School and Swalwell Primary School, in Gateshead where nearly 50% of school children are entitle to free meals received a grant of £1,100.
Although applications can be made at any time, there is currently a waiting list for funding whilst new sponsorship partners are being identified.