Greggs Foundation is a grant-making charity which aims to build stronger, healthier communities in the areas where Greggs' operates. Our intention is to provide grant funding where it can do most good by focussing on
- Addressing issues of poverty and inequality
- Ensuring food is at the heart of communities
- Supporting local community organisations to make a real difference
We distribute over £3 million per year to charitable organisations throughout England, Scotland and Wales.
The Foundation brings together all of Greggs’ charitable giving which has an extremely rich and long history. It is managed by an executive team of nine members of staff and overseen by a board of trustees.
Our principle programmes are:
Breakfast Club Programme - established in 1999 to help primary school children get a nutritious start to their school day. Every school is provided with fresh bread from their nearest Greggs shop and a grant to support start-up and ongoing costs.
Community Holiday Club Programme - provides food and activities to children to reduce the impact of poverty and social deprivation during the school holidays.
Health - our Tackling Health Programme is an interactive project for children which takes a holistic approach to teach children about their own health and wellbeing and about leading a healthy lifestyle.
Community Urban Rivers Regeneration Fund - provides funds to rivers trusts to run educational and community based environmental projects focused on urban rivers.
North East Core Fund - makes grants of up to £45,000 to support the core costs of charitable organisations in the North East of England who are supporting their communities.
Hardship Fund - provides small grants to families and individuals in financial hardship. This programme makes grants towards household equipment, such as cookers, fridge freezers and clothing that can make a significant difference to people's lives.