Cereal brand Kellogg’s has announced it will be doubling the number of grants it offers to school breakfast clubs across the UK.

The scheme aims to help to provide breakfast to more than 600 schools in the communities that need them the most.

Local schools can apply for £1000 grants to help give their school children a good start to the day so they can go into the classroom ready to learn. Schools wishing to take part can apply by visiting www.kelloggs.co.uk/breakfastclubs.

Since 1998, the Kellogg’s Breakfast Clubs programme has supported over 3,000  clubs by providing training, grants and more than 70 million bowls of cereal.

A spokesperson for the campaign said: “Breakfast clubs are critical for many schools, as 68 per cent of teachers believe pupils would struggle to concentrate in class without their breakfast club, according to a report by Kellogg’s.”

The increase in grants available to schools has been enabled by new range of cereals, WK Kellogg, that donate 10p to good causes for every pack sold.

The wheats and granola range is named after the cereal giant’s founder, who was a well-known philanthropist and left his entire fortune to charity back in the 1950s.

Oli Morton, managing director for Kellogg’s UK and Ireland, said: “Kellogg’s has supported breakfast clubs in the UK for 20 years and we are delighted to be able to support significantly more clubs through our grants programme in 2019.

“We are proud to have established many breakfast clubs up and down the country that contribute vastly to improving children’s attendance and attainment as well as alleviating hunger in some cases. It’s not just the children that benefit – it’s a lifeline for parents too.”

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