Published on 7th May 2020

Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner has awarded funding to a community group in Warrington which is helping vulnerable people during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Kings Church Warrington has received a £1,000 grant from PCC David Keane’s Safer Communities Express Grant Fund to offer a food parcel service for families in Dallam, Bewsey and Whitecross.

The group, which usually operates out of Pyramid Arts Centre, has quickly adapted its service to support people through the crisis.

It is supporting vulnerable families that have been referred to them directly by local schools. They are running the service two days a week and have so far fed more than 300 people in almost 100 households.

PCC David Keane said: “The coronavirus has presented an unprecedented crisis in our communities with more people than ever having to rely on local volunteers and support groups to get access to vital supplies.

“It’s fantastic to see so many community organisations like King’s Church Warrington responding to this crisis and supporting vulnerable people. If there is one positive thing we are seeing at the moment, it is a real spirit in our communities of people pulling together to help their neighbours.

“This helps cement the fact that we are all in this together and that we all need to support each other in the best way we can. The Safer Communities express grant fund is about empowering local people to take action.”

The Safer Communities fund takes money from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act and reinvests it back into the community.