School breakfast clubs in Dorset could get their hands on £1,000 cash to help support their vital work.

Grants are being offered to schools, enabling them to invest in any aspect of their breakfast clubs, including equipment, food and learning materials.

This comes after a recent study by Spark Market Research which found that 23 per cent of parents from the south west admit their children don’t always have breakfast.

Some 56 per cent revealed their littles ones are attending breakfast clubs more often now than they were 12 months ago.

The initiative is being spearheaded by Kellogg’s.

Heather Murphy, Kellogg’s breakfast club manager, said: “We are proud to have supported thousands of breakfast clubs up and down the country for 25 years.

“They contribute vastly to improving children’s school 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.”

Kellogg’s is this year celebrating 25 years of supporting breakfast clubs and in that time, the scheme has helped 5,000 schools to support 500,000 children, with donations totalling £5 million.