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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.

Industrial Strategy and the heritage sector

Read our initial response to the Government’s Green Paper on a Modern Industrial Strategy.

The Heritage Alliance has already been approached for discussion with DCMS about how we take this opportunity both to develop a heritage specific sector deal, and embed heritage priorities in other sector deals.
Housing White Paper – reaction

The Government has now issued its Housing White Paper. You can read our summary and initial reaction here.

The Heritage Alliance welcomes Government action to solve the housing crisis provided these plans promote sustainable development and future policy both protects and promotes heritage as one of our greatest national assets – vital to creating places people want to live. .

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 Alliance responds to EU VAT consultation

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

  • Chancellor presents Spring Budget 2017

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

  • Heritage Update 342 out now

    The latest Heritage Update (No. 341) has now been published….More

  • Government publishes Digital Strategy

    The Secretary of State for Culture Media & Sport, Karen…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