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Welcome to The Heritage Alliance

The Heritage Alliance now unites over 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.

The Culture White Paper

Read The Heritage Alliance’s response to the Culture White Paper.

On 23 March 2016 the Government published the long-awaited Culture White Paper: the first white paper for culture in more than 50 years. It sets out the Government’s approach to public support for art, culture and heritage.

The Queen’s Speech 2016

Read The Heritage Alliance’s on-the-day briefing on the key areas affecting the heritage sector.

As part of the State Opening of Parliament, the Government set out in the Queen’s Speech on 18 May 2016 its policy intentions and proposed legislative programme for the forthcoming parliamentary year, 2016-2017.

Giving to Heritage – training for fundraising

Giving to Heritage is our 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