Blue Peter Family Grants awarded

Blue Peter Family Grants awarded

Learning charity ContinYou has awarded Blue Peter Breakfast Club Family Grants to breakfast clubs across the UK. Eighty breakfast clubs were chosen from nearly 1,000 applicants to receive the £350 grant, which will be used to add a sustainable family element to their existing breakfast club provision.

ContinYou was one of the charity partners for the Blue Peter Mission Nutrition appeal, which raised funds through bring-and-buy sales. ContinYou raised money to put meals on plates around the world. The 50th Blue Peter anniversary appeal aimed to help children eat and grow better food, to tackle the challenge of the global food crisis and international credit crunch, and to leave a lasting legacy for children in the UK and across the globe.

Tony Apicella, National Programme Director at ContinYou, says: ‘We are delighted with the huge interest that breakfast clubs all over the UK have shown in the Family Grant Programme, funded by the Blue Peter Appeal. The quantity and quality of the applications we received is a clear indication of the impact that breakfast clubs and family engagement can have day to day in our schools and communities. We look forward to hearing about all the success our grantees will have!’

Blue Peter Editor, Tim Levell, says: ‘Tens of thousands of our young viewers took an active part in Mission Nutrition and they’ll be delighted, as I am, that this money, raised through their hard work and creativity, is being used to benefit so many other children and their families, giving them such a great and nutritious start to each day!’

More information about Breakfast Club Plus and the Blue Peter Family Grants Programme.

More information

Please visit the Breakfast Club Plus website for more information.