School Breakfast Clubs - DfE start up funding

To be completed by: Mon 01 Oct 2018

Time: -Mon 01 Oct 2018 | Venue:

The National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP) provides a new and exciting opportunity for schools in areas of high disadvantage to access DfE funded support to start or expand school breakfast provision.

The funding aims to reach schoolchildren at risk of hunger in England to ensure they get a healthy breakfast before morning lessons.  Research shows that Y2 pupils in schools providing a free, nutritious breakfast boost their reading, writing and maths by an average of two months’ progress per year, compared to those in schools with no breakfast provision.  We believe your school might be eligible for this programme, and would welcome a conversation with you to check if you could beneft from the funding and our support.

Most eligible schools will be offered:

  • A start up grant of up to £500 for essential resources (such as fridges, toasters or freezers) to start or expand breakfast and make best use of the food on offer
  • Free food delivered to the door for four terms (weekly or fortnightly), comprising healthy cereal, porridge and bagels, to ensure all children at risk of hunger can access a nutritious meal at the start of the school day
  • Expert support from a dedicated member of NSBP staff, advice and resources, as well as the opportunity to beneft from local best practice events

If you would like to know more, then either drop us a line at or complete a short expression of interest form found on our website at:

To find out if your school is eligible please click here


Published: 01/10/2018
Audience: Head Teachers, Chairs of Governors and Breakfast Club Co-ordinators
Contact: Kathryn Loftus

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