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Welcome to The Heritage Alliance

The Heritage Alliance unites 98 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 future of heritage in a modern world

Society needs heritage to satisfy its growing need for soul and mystery

See the Chairman of The Heritage Alliance, Loyd Grossman, give a very entertaining and candid talk about the future of heritage, and our collective need for a renewed sense of mystery in the everyday. Watch the video on YouTube

Blunting the axe: We need your evidence

We need your evidence to show the risks to our heritage from further public spending cuts

On 25th November, George Osborne will deliver the Comprehensive Spending Review outlining where huge cuts to Whitehall departmental spending will fall. Let’s make sure heritage is not disproportionately cut again. 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 2015here. Want in-depth information? Make sure you read our Supplementary Briefings on each of the twelve policy asks.

Heritage Update online now live!

Receive all the latest news, jobs, and events from the independent heritage sector and beyond in one place

The online version of our popular fortnightly e-bulletin, Heritage Update, is now live! Find out more at or sign-up to receive it directly in your inbox here.

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