The Greggs Foundation
The Greggs Foundation is a grant-making trust closely associated with, but wholly independent of, Greggs plc. Its aim is to make a difference to people in need at the heart of the local communities which Greggs serves.
A significant proportion of the Greggs Foundation's impact is achieved through the generosity of Greggs' employees and customers - in 2014 around £450,000 was raised in our shops and our bakeries for the Foundation, including £88,000 during our first-ever Breakfast Club Appeal and £35,000 during our first-ever Christmas appeal in support of homeless and isolated older people.
North East specific grant programmes
Although Greggs is now a national business and the Greggs Foundation supports people throughout the UK, the following 2 programmes remain, North East specific:
- The Major Grants programme aims to make a lasting difference to organisations in need by making grants of up to £45,000 to support key roles in qualifying organisations.
- The Hardship Fund supports disadvantaged individuals by purchasing items that make the greatest difference to family life. A total of £2.2m has been given over the past eighteen years, providing urgently needed help to over 100,000 individuals in difficulties.
As the number of Gregg shops grew so did the Greggs Foundation’s reach, via its regional grants and breakfast club programmes:
- Regional Grants of up to £2,000 are awarded to eligible charitable organisations, which operate in the areas where Greggs has a presence
- Since 1999 the Greggs Foundation has helped to fund c.330 primary school breakfast clubs, providing a healthy breakfast to over 18,700 school children each day, that’s almost four million slices of toast each year! The programme makes a huge difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people in terms of school attendance, attainment and behaviour. Many of the clubs have opened with funding support from partner organisations who share our aim of improving learning opportunities for children in disadvantaged areas. For a list of partner organisations please visit www.greggsfoundation.org.uk