The Grange detail
transpor tturst
rsz_colton_norfolk (1)
Gothic Temple
Martello Tower


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.

Budget 2016
HM Treasury

Read The Heritage Alliance’s statement on the impact to the independent heritage movement.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, presented the 2016 Budget on 16 March. The Budget sets out the government’s plans for the economy based on the latest forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility, as well as any proposals from the government for changes to taxation.

Vacancy: Heritage Alliance Chief Executive

Applications are invited for the post of Chief Executive. Full details on our vacancy page.

Kate Pugh OBE, our Chief Executive for the last 13 years, is stepping down from her role later this year. Kate has built The Heritage Alliance into the effective voice that it is today for the independent heritage sector. With more than 100 members, the Alliance is going from strength to strength.

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.


  • Heritage Update issue 322

    Issue 322 of The Heritage Alliance’s fortnightly e-briefing Heritage Update…More

  • Alliance representation to DCLG on the Local Plans Expert Group Report

    The Heritage Alliance, through our Spatial Planning Advocacy Group, has…More

  • Britain’s overseas heritage

    In the Culture White Paper published in March, the Government…More

  • Giving to Heritage lead highly commended by judges of the Legacy10 Award for Excellence

    Mark Webb of the Heritage Alliance and Project Leader for…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