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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.


  • Heritage Update 344 Published

    The latest Heritage Update (No. 34) has now been published….More

  • Maintenance and adaptation of traditional farm buildings – consultation response

    Our Rural Heritage Advocacy Group has responded to a Historic England consultation on its draft advice relating to traditional farm buildings:

    • Historic England Advice Note 9: the adaptive reuse of traditional farm buildings
    • The adaptation of traditional farm buildings: a guide to good practice
    • The maintenance and repair of traditional farm buildings: a guide to good practice.


  • Heritage Alliance responds to EU VAT consultation

    We have responded to the online EU consultation on reform of VAT….More

  • Chancellor presents Spring Budget 2017

    The Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, has presented his last Spring Budget.



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