We all know how important breakfast is for starting the day, which is especially important for children who have a full day of school ahead of them. However, many schools need funding in order to run these clubs, which is why there are trusts and foundations our there like the Greggs Foundation. We came across this recently and we think this is a fantastic opportunity for any school who wants to start a new club or support their existing one.
The eligibility criteria is fairly straightforward, with Greggs providing funding for primary schools who,
- Have 40% or more free school meals
- Should demonstrate a commitment to engaging parents or other volunteers
- Offer the breakfast club for free to ensure all pupils can attend
The breakfast club programme offers a variety of provisions, such as fridge/freezer cabinets, toys and board games and bowls and plates. The Foundation also makes a payment each term towards other food items and the school will also receive bread donated from the nearest Greggs store. The amount awarded is usually £500 a term, yet can be up to £1,000 a term so can be really useful for schools that are disadvantaged areas and want to provide breakfast provisions for their pupils.
The application consists of a simple form which you can fill out online here, along with finding further information on the scheme itself which is can all be found on the Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Programme website.