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Welcome to The Heritage Alliance

The Heritage Alliance unites 97 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.

Heritage and Government: join the debate!

Join us on 14th July in London and explore the changing role the state has played in protecting and promoting our heritage

The sixth Heritage Debate will be chaired by Loyd Grossman with speakers from Historic England, Britain is Great Campaign and Cultural Trends. Register for the Debate here.

Heritage Alliance Heroes Award 2015 now open!

The Heritage Alliance Heroes Award 2015 is now open for applications!

The Award Scheme was set-up to celebrate the contribution to society made by heritage volunteers in England, and will be announced at our Heritage Day 2015 on 3rd December 2015 at Christchurch Spitalfields. Find out more and nominate your Heritage Hero 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.

Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe
our manifestos

Europe’s cultural heritage does count for Europe’s sustainable development

The Heritage Alliance and partners of the EU-funded project ‘Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe’ (CHCFE) have published the main findings and strategic recommendations for tapping into heritage’s full potential See more here

We need you to help save our heritage!

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

Remind your new MP 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.


  • Heritage Update #303 is out!

    The latest Heritage Update e-bulletin is now out Friday 19th June…More

  • Heritage Update #302 is out!

    The latest Heritage Update e-bulletin is now out Friday 05 June…More

  • Heritage Update #301 is out!

    The latest Heritage Update e-bulletin is now out Friday 22 July…More

  • Heritage and Government debate: save the date!

    Join the Heritage Alliance for its 6th Heritage Debate on…More


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