Cash injection for historic Harrow sites welcomed

MACHeadstone Manor and Museum and Harrow Arts Centre have been awarded £244,971 and £356,237, respectively, as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future.
Headstone Manor and Museum is the home of Harrow’s History – from the more recent history of the area in the Grade I listed Manor House all the way back to 1310 before the manor was built. Whilst Harrow Arts Centre is the hub for culture and art in Harrow – hosting events from music, theatre, comedy, dance, and film events in the Grade II listed Elliot Hall to local community groups, classes and events in meeting rooms, rehearsal spaces, dance studios and art rooms.
Headstone Manor and Museum and Harrow Arts Centre are two of 1,385 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving urgently needed support.
Cllr Keith Ferry, Regeneration, Planning and Employment Portfolio Holder, said: “The award of these grants to Harrow’s top cultural assets is very welcome as we seek to safeguard our cultural legacy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“This funding means that Harrow residents can continue to learn about the history of the area through a free high-quality museum service and learning programme, and enjoy a show or attend a class, exhibition or workshop – all currently virtually or socially distanced.”