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Welcome to The Heritage Alliance

The Heritage Alliance unites 97 independent heritage organisations in England, acting as a powerful, effective and independent advocate for the movement.

The Heritage Alliance is the biggest coalition of heritage interests in England. It brings together the independent heritage organisations, from the National Trust, Canal & River Trust and Historic Houses Association, to more specialist bodies representing visitors, owners, volunteers, professional practitioners, funders and educationalists. Between them, their 6.3 million volunteers, trustees, members and staff demonstrate the strength and commitment of the independent heritage movement.

Historic England Education and Inclusion Consultation

The future Historic England would like to talk to Heritage Alliance members about the best way to become involved in its education strategy.

Come along and add your voice to what Historic England could most usefully do itself and how it could support and facilitate work across the sector. Find out more here

 The Heritage Alliance Manifesto 2014-15

The Heritage Alliance is calling on the UK government to realise the power of heritage

From creating a positive tax regime to securing the protection of our heritage, find out what The Alliance is advocating for in 2014-15 here. Want in-depth information? Make sure you read our Supplementary Briefing’s on each of the twelve policy asks. 

Heritage Day 2014

The Heritage Alliance held its annual #heritageday on 4th December 2014 at the Glaziers Hall in Central London

Find out what the three main political parties said about the value of heritage before the 2015 General Election. Read more here.


Heritage2020 is a major cross-sector collaboration initiative being delivered under the auspices of the Historic Environment Forum

The framework is available in draft. Comments are invited (now closed) to help shape the final document and strategic priorities which will be formally published in spring 2015. Find our more here.

Historic Religious Building Alliance
our manifestos

We bring together those working for a secure future for historic religious buildings

The Historic Religious Buildings Alliance brings together those working for a secure future for historic religious buildings. It is an independently-funded group within the The Alliance. Sign-up for the free monthly e-newsletter from the HRBA team.

Giving to Heritage

Giving to Heritage is our exciting new training programme for fundraisers in the heritage sector

Working in partnership with the Institute of Fundraising, Giving to Heritage represents a major step change in fundraising to secure a productive future for many of our heritage assets. Visit the website here


  • Heritage Update #293 is out!

    The latest Heritage Update e-bulletin is now out Friday 23rd January…More

  • Heritage Update #292 is out!

    The latest Heritage Update e-bulletin is now out Friday 9th January…More

  • New Year Honours 2015

    The Heritage Alliance is delighted to announce that it’s Chief…More

  • The Heritage Alliance announces Joint Winners of Heroes Award 2014

    In the fifth year of the Awards to recognise outstanding…More


Tweets from The Heritage Alliance

  • Come along and meet the future Historic England team to discuss its Education and Inclusion strategy with the sector http://t.co/7wGHeysM4c
  • DCLG confirm no change to wording to notify National Amenity Societies on listed building consent on demolition http://t.co/6TZ4iwHSVL
  • Not read Heritage Update 293? Get all the latest from the independent heritage sector here: http://t.co/lJAYBmmTEV

Tweets from our members

Managed by The Heritage Alliance, the Directory is a free, easy to use guide to potential sources of support, financial and otherwise, for anyone seeking to undertake projects related to the heritage of the United Kingdom.

As well as detailing sources of grants from trusts and foundations, the Directory also lists organisations offering loan finance, awards, scholarships and other “in kind” resources