Free training and grants to get you up and running

ContinYou and Kellogg’s have been working in partnership over twelve years and are proud to be able to offer this fantastic opportunity – FREE training for school staff/parents/group leaders wishing to set up a new breakfast club in a school or other community setting.

The training workshop will equip staff with what they need to start up and run a successful breakfast club. Following the training leaders will be able to apply for a Best Start Breakfast Club grant of £650 to get their new breakfast club up and running.

Visit the training page for more information.

Kellogg’s are also currently promoting their Give a Child a Breakfast campaign, which aims to raise £300,000 for new breakfast clubs by the end of 2012.

Funding your club

Visit our funding pages for an extensive list of potential funders for your club.

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Some breakfast clubs charge for their services, some don’t. To see whether charging is for you, for information on the various ways of charging, for advice and for information on Working Tax Credit, visit our charging page.

Welsh Government’s Primary School Free Breakfast Initiative

The Welsh Government made a commitment to provide for all children of primary school age in maintained primary schools in Wales to have a free, healthy breakfast at school each day. The aim of the Initiative is to help improve the health and concentration of pupils to assist in the raising of standards of learning and attainment. It allows all those, that, for whatever reason, have not had breakfast, to have one in school.

For more information, visit the Welsh Government website.

For more information about ContinYou’s work in Wales, please visit the ContinYou Cymru website.

Funding links

  • The Directory of Social Change manage four funding websites, but you must pay in order to subscribe.
  • Register for the the NCVO’s Funding Central website. Registration is free, and once you have registered, you will have access to a database of regularly updated funding opportunities. You can also sign up for weekly funding alerts. Please note that most of the grants are for charitable or voluntary organisations.
  • The London Action Trust’s Access Funds website provides the latest funding information from central government, the National Lottery, devolved governing bodies, the EU and quangos.
  • Community foundations are charitable trusts that support local community causes. They manage donor funds and build endowment as well as make grants to charities and community groups, linking local donors with local needs. About 90% of the UK population has access to a community foundation. For more information on community foundations and seeking a grant go to the Community Foundation website.
  • The Institute of Fundraising website contains extensive information, advice and resources to help you with your fundraising.
  • Scotland based? If you’re located in Scotland and looking for funding and support, the Community food and health (Scotland) have a special Scotland funding guide and their own grants programme.

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