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Welcome to The Heritage Alliance

The Heritage Alliance unites 100 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.

We need you to help save our heritage!

Help ensure the future survival of England’s heritage by writing to your local candidate about its value in your local constituency

Remind political parties of the value of heritage in your local area to help prevent future cuts. Find out how you can help save England’s heritage 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 2015 here. Want in-depth information? Make sure you read our Supplementary Briefings on each of the twelve policy asks.  A full analysis of the main Political Parties Manifestos can also be read here.

Giving to Heritage – training for fundraising

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

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.


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Tweets from The Heritage Alliance

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