Funding awarded for community centre roof

Fearnhead Cross Published: Friday, 29th June 2018

Residents in Fearnhead are set to get an improved community and youth centre thanks to a £100,000 grant from funding body WREN.

The money, awarded by WREN’s FCC Community Action Fund, will be used to replace the roof of Fearnhead Cross Community and Youth Centre on Insall Road. 

Last year the centre underwent a £340,000 internal refurbishment and now offers modern, flexible spaces for the whole community to use and book at reasonable rates. 

Cllr Tony Higgins, executive board member for leisure and community, said: “During the initial refurbishment it became apparent that the roof of the centre required some attention but, unfortunately, the original funding couldn’t stretch to carry out the necessary repairs. 

“We’re delighted to receive this funding from WREN as it will enable us to further improve the facilities at a very popular centre and it will provide a real boost to people in the local area. I’d like to congratulate the officers who worked so hard to secure the funding.

“We’re really looking forward to getting the work started and I can’t wait to see the transformation.”

Richard Smith, WREN’s grant manager for Warrington, says: “We’re delighted to be supporting the roof replacement works at Fearnhead Community and Youth Centre and are pleased our funding will make such a difference to so many groups of people across Warrington. WREN is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that benefit local communities and we’re looking forward to this one having a positive impact very soon.”

WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, biodiversity and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund. 

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