Published on 9th July 2020

Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner David Keane has awarded a grant to Warrington Wolves Foundation to allow it to provide essential supplies and activities for the local community.

The charity was successful in its bid to PCC David Keane’s Safer Communities Fund for a £1,000 express grant to fund its services.

The fund comes from money seized from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act with the Commissioner reinvesting it back into local communities.

The charity arm of rugby league team Warrington Wolves has been providing support to Warrington’s local communities throughout lockdown.

The funding will be used to cover van hire for their food collection service for residents to support local foodbanks and will also support the delivery of mental health workshops for young people across the town.

PCC David Keane said: “The restrictions that have been put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic have meant that our local charities have had to quickly adapt their way of working.

“I have been impressed by all the support Warrington Wolves Foundation has continued to provide to local communities from ensuring vulnerable residents have access to food supplies to organising socially distanced litter picks and taking many of their health and wellbeing activities online.

“I hope this funding enables the charity to carry on its excellent work to support our communities.”