Greggs Foundation - Environmental Grants

Status: Open to applications

Deadline: 22nd June, 2018


Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations and schools in Great Britain for projects which make a difference to local areas, with preference given to projects that involve or benefit people who are disadvantaged.

Maximum Turnover: £ 500,000
Max Value: £ 2,000

Value Notes

Grants of up to £2,000 are available.

This is a highly competitive grant scheme with only 40% of eligible applicants receiving funding in 2017.

Extended Descriptions

The Greggs Foundation (formerly Greggs Trust) was established in 1987 by the former Chairman of Greggs plc, Ian Gregg, and is a registered charity.  The Foundation's aim is to put something back into the communities where there are Greggs shops and where customers and employees live.

The Foundation does this by offering several different grants programmes, including the Environmental Grants Scheme, which was launched in January 2016 and is funded by the 5p levy on carrier bag sales in Greggs shops.

The Environmental Grants scheme is aimed at organisations that have ideas to improve local areas so that it can improve people's lives. The programme aims to deliver demonstrable improvements to the environment, and will also fund educational projects to help people learn about their impact on the world around them.

Latest Information

Round 2 applications close on 22 June (midnight) with decisions by 17 August.

Key Criteria

Any not for profit organisation in England, Scotland and Wales can apply.

Preference will be given, however, to small, locally based and community led organisations with a turnover not in excess of £300,000 per annum.

Schools are also encouraged to apply providing the project is accessible to the community outside of school hours. Schools are given the same level of priority as small locally based organisations.

Local organisations that are based near Greggs shops will be given priority.

Eligible Expenditure 

Funding is available for projects that benefit the local environment.

Grants can cover the purchase of equipment, sessional salary costs, purchase of trees/plants, small capital projects and learning activities.

The Greggs Foundation is also interested in new approaches and innovative ideas as well as sustainable approaches to supporting local environments.

Priority will be given to projects which include one or more of the following:

  • Improves the local environment.
  • Ensures involvement of local communities.
  • Delivers a sustainable and measurable difference.
  • Supports people in need.

Match Funding Restrictions

Match funding is not a specified requirement.


The following are not eligible for support:

  • Ongoing running costs.
  • Overseas travel.
  • Curricular activities that take place during the school day.
  • Religious promotion.
  • Major capital projects.
  • Sponsorship of events or activities.


Aplication Proceedure

There are normally two funding rounds per year. Organisations may apply once per calendar year for this funding.

Application forms are available to complete online.

Contact the Greggs Foundation for further information.

Addresses and Contacts

Application forms are available on their website.

Contact details:
Greggs Foundation 
Greggs House 
Quorum Business Park 
Newcastle Upon Tyne 
NE12 8BU
0191 212 7626