The Greggs Foundation

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Based in Newcastle upon Tyne and closely associated with Greggs plc., Greggs Foundation is a grant-making charity which aims to build stronger, healthier communities in the areas where Greggs' operates. The intention of Greggs Foundation 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

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.

The Greggs Foundation’s principle programmes are:


Breakfast Club Programme

Giving children a good start to their day gives them a good start in life so, in 1999, we launched our Breakfast Club programme to provide a free breakfast to children who need it.

As well as providing a meal, the Clubs encourage children to enjoy themselves and engage with school staff and the education system. In the two decades since, the programme has gone from strength to strength, thanks to magnificent fundraising efforts by Greggs colleagues, and the financial support of our partners.

Today there are more than 600 Breakfast Clubs across the UK, serving wholesome, free breakfasts to around 40,000 children every school day – that’s 7.6 million meals a year.


Community Holiday Club Programme

Provides food and activities to children to reduce the impact of poverty and social deprivation during the school holidays.



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. Click here to find out more about the Greggs Foundation.

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