Havering Changing are ecstatic to have been awarded Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places National Portfolio Funding for the people living in our community to continue to lead their own inspiring creative programmes.

Havering Changing is a consortium of eight local partner organisations, led by Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, working with Clarion Futures (the charitable foundation of Clarion Housing Group), New City College, Havering Asian Social & Welfare Association (HASWA), Havering Volunteer Centre, Havering Youth Services and myplace, Rainham Association for Village Events (R.A.V.E.), and The Mercury Shopping Centre.

Havering Changing would like to thank all of the steering group members, participants, volunteers, community partners and funders, who include the London Borough of Havering, Clarion Futures and Romford BID, who have all played such an important part in the success of the project so far.

Arts Council England today announced that a total of £38.3 million will be invested in Creative People and Places projects over the next three years – made possible thanks to National Lottery players – to deliver more grassroots-led cultural experiences in areas across England where involvement in arts and culture is below the national average.

James Jackson, Project Director for Havering Changing said ‘
We are delighted by the support shown by Arts Council England in continuing to fund this amazing project. Since November 2019, local people have come together to create and celebrate on their doorsteps, at bustling markets, in our beautiful green spaces, in busy high streets, and much loved community, youth and faith spaces. The community have made all this and more happen, and in doing so, have staged nearly 100 free events and activities, engaged over 25,000 people in hyper local arts and culture, and invested over a quarter of a million pounds into the local creative economy’.

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