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Martello Tower


Welcome to The Heritage Alliance

The Heritage Alliance unites over 100 independent heritage organisations in England, acting as a powerful, effective and independent advocate for the movement.

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

The Heritage Manifesto 2017

Read the Heritage Manifesto 2017

The Heritage Manifesto 2017 sets out five simple asks for the next Government. We hope our members will share it in their newsletters and on social media using #HeritageManifesto. Please use it as a base for your own advocacy work.

Housing White Paper  response

Read our response to the Housing White Paper

The Heritage Alliance welcomes Government action to solve the housing crisis but raises some concerns. These include changes which would see the examples of types of policies which justify preventing development turned into an exhaustive list excluding several areas of historic environment protection, such as conservation areas.

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.


  • DCMS becomes Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    The Department will continue to be referred to as DCMS in all communications,


  • Heritage and the Queen’s Speech 2017

    The Queen’s speech has set out the Government’s priorities for the next two years.


  • Read the Heritage Alliance’s Brexit briefing

    The Heritage Alliance has worked closely with our member organisations to set out the key impacts of Brexit on the heritage sector.


  • Read the Heritage Manifesto 2017

    The Heritage Manifesto 2017 sets out five simple asks for the next Government.



Tweets from The Heritage Alliance

  • We were lucky enough to see the remains of the Tudor palace at Greenwich this week. Well worth a visit!

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