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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.

Lord Ashton’s Heritage Alliance Speech

Read Lord Ashton’s speech to the Heritage Alliance’s Heritage Day.

‘The whole of government recognises the central importance of heritage. Far from being a satellite within the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, there is universal acknowledgement in Whitehall that heritage matters.’
Heritage 2020 website launched

A new website has been launched at to support the Heritage 2020 initiative.

Heritage 2020 activities are guided by the Heritage 2020 Framework .

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.


  • Autumn statement: implications for the heritage sector

    Autumn statement: implications for the heritage sector The Chancellor of…More

  • Heritage Update 335 out now

    The latest Heritage Update (No. 335) has now been published….More

  • Response to review of the museums sector in England

    The Heritage Alliance has responded to an online call for…More

  • Museums and Galleries Tax Relief consultation response

    The Heritage Alliance has responded to the Government’s consultation on Museums…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