Schools in England Invited to Join National Breakfast Programme
Support available to schools in England to provide children with a healthy breakfast.
The National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP) is funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and delivered by Family Action to support schools in England to provide children with a healthy breakfast at the start of the school day.
Building on the success of the former NSBP, Family Action can offer 2500 schools a place on the new Programme. The programme will provide schools with up to three years of support to run a successful and affordable school breakfast provision.
The NSBP will provide:
- A 75% subsidy for breakfast club provision until the end of the current programme in July 2024
- Good practice sharing opportunities, resources and the opportunity to learn from a national network of schools
- The opportunity to enhance parental engagement on healthy eating and the importance of having a nutritious breakfast each morning
- A knowledgeable school support team, will be on hand to provide remote advice and support.
Schools in disadvantaged areas will be eligible for the programme if they have 40% or more pupils in bands A-F of the income deprivation affecting children index (IDACI). This will include state-funded primary, secondary, special schools and alternative provision.
Schools must complete an online expression of interest form to participate.
(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)