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 currently seven members of staff and overseen by a board of trustees. Greggs Foundation executives and trustees work together to achieve the charitable mission of ‘making a difference to people in need in the heart of Greggs’ local communities’.
Pictured are Greggs Foundation staff and Trustees with Hope, the Greggs Foundation mascot. Hope was created with the help of children from two of our brilliant breakfast clubs. You might be lucky enough to meet Hope if you visit a Greggs shop during Foundation Appeal in summertime.
The mission of the Greggs Foundation is to ‘make a difference to people in need in the heart of our local communities’. We prioritise organisations that support voluntary carers, people with disabilities, homeless people and older people. We aim to make a difference through the provision of our five main grant programmes, north east core funding grants, local community projects fund grants, environmental grants, hardship fund grants and breakfast clubs.
The North East Core Funding Programme supports charities in the North East of England that work with disadvantaged people in their defined local areas. Our grants support crucial staff positions within those organisations and we know that they make the biggest possible difference to the lives of disadvantaged people.
The Local Community Projects Fund Programme supports charitable causes identified by Greggs’ staff and customers throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Greggs’ people in the regions have expert local knowledge and are encouraged to get involved to ensure that grassroots and local organisations are supported to help people in need in Greggs’ local areas.
The Environmental Grants Programme improves peoples lives by improving the environment.
The Hardship Fund buys household equipment for people in extreme financial hardship in the North East of England and directly makes a difference to quality of life.
The Breakfast Club programme provides a healthy start to the day for over 20,000 primary school pupils per day. The programme makes a huge difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people in terms of school attendance, attainment and behaviour.
Thanks to Greggs we have 9 stores in town that gives Birmingham Homeless Outreach all there pasties,sausage rolls, cakes, thats left other at the end of the day to distrabute to the homeless every night.