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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 MP about its value in your local constituency

It is now critical time that the independent heritage sector reminds both national and local political parties of the value of our heritage 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 2014-15 here. Want in-depth information? Make sure you read our Supplementary Briefings on each of the twelve policy asks. 

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

Marking the Anniversary of the Magna Carta in 2015

We invite you to come along and find out how you can become involved in commemorating the Magna Carta Anniversary

Hear from the 2015 Anniversaries team at the Houses of Parliament how you can mark the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta through the LiberTeas project. Find out 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.

Heritage Day 2014 – The Hustings

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.


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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