News on extension to school breakfast programme
Family Action have been selected to deliver the National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP) until 2023.
After the welcome announcement in March that funding for school breakfast clubs will be extended to 2023, a tender was published for the running of the programme from July 2021. Family Action have won the contract and will now use £24 million from the government to deliver breakfast in up to 2,500 schools.
The programme has been adapted meaning that schools in target areas of deprivation will receive free breakfasts in the first two terms, before being asked to contribute 25% towards the cost of running the programme.
Family Action’s Chief Executive, David Holmes CBE, said ‘This is great news for hundreds of thousands of children across the country who will have access to a free healthy school breakfast without barrier or stigma. We know this gives children the very best chance to learn from the start of their school day.’
More information for schools on joining the scheme can be found here.
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