The Greggs Foundation currently supports 380 breakfast clubs throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Schools that are interested in applying for funding to open a breakfast club at their school must be able to show that at least 40% of 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 uses the grants to support breakfast clubs through an initial startup grant for equipment such as chest freezers to store food items or toys and activities for the club. 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:
- “Clubs” at Hillside Community Primary School, in Skelmersdale which received funding of £600 for its breakfast club which around 45 young people attend each day.
- Swalwell Primary School, in Gateshead where nearly 50% of school children are entitled 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.