Housing White Paper and the heritage sector

The Government has published its housing white paper ‘Fixing our broken housing market’ setting out its vision to ‘reduce the obstacles to house building and help local authorities, developers and SME builders build the homes Britain needs’. The White Paper only mentions heritage four times – in its footnotes. We are, of course, much more…

Heritage Protection Reform Proposals: Summer Consultation 2016 responses

The Historic Environment Forum (HEF), the heritage key-stakeholder group, has been concerned by the continuing reduction in heritage and planning resourcing in local authorities over many years. In 2014 HEF set up a working group, the Historic Environment Protection Reform Group, to devise solutions. HEF consulted key heritage stakeholders on 15 proposed reforms in October…

Community Assets Round Table

The Heritage Alliance was one of four heritage organisations to attend a Government round table on community assets. The meeting was very positive and was attended by a representative from 10 Downing Street. Attendees examined what more can be done to remove barriers to using community asset legislation to help save heritage structures. There is…

The Heritage Alliance is now on Facebook!

The Heritage Alliance now has a Facebook page. Why not like us to be kept up to date with all the latest heritage news.  We would be grateful if members could share our Facebook page with their followers. The Heritage Alliance page will also highlight member events etc as requested – the more followers we…

Giving to Heritage – Final ‘Fundraising Planning’ Workshop

A clear strategy and plan are essential to help you to focus on the right fundraising goals for your heritage organisation. Join us at the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site for our final Fundraising Planning workshop on the 15th March 2017. This workshop is suitable for anyone undertaking fundraising activities in the heritage sector and…

Brexit White Paper published

The Government has published a White Paper which is intended to provide a clear vision of what the UK is seeking to achieve in negotiating our exit from, and new partnership with, the European Union. The Heritage Alliance is working closely with Government and other parts of the sector to gather evidence and highlight funding…

Giving to Heritage – Final Workshop Covering ‘Creating a Case For Support For Your Heritage Organisation’

Understanding how to create a compelling fundraising proposition is one of the cornerstones of your fundraising strategy. Our final ‘case for support’ workshop will help develop understanding of the different internal and external applications of a fundraising case for support and how to significantly increase your chances of successful fundraising by targeting the right donors…

Donate to support Heritage Update

From now on, the bottom of Heritage Update will have a donate button like the one below. If you value Heritage Update, and the information it provides, please consider making a donation to help support our work.  As a registered charity we rely on grants, membership fees and project funding. Additional donations, no matter how small,…

Heritage Alliance to attend Brexit Round Table

The Heritage Alliance is one of a number of heritage sector organisations attending a round table meeting on Brexit with the Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport on 24th January. Please get in contact if you have statistics on Brexit’s expected impact and funding implications for your organisation that you would like to…

Heritage Sector New Year Honours

Congratulations to those in the heritage sector who have been awarded a New Year’s Honour. The Chair of the Historic Religious Buildings Alliance (a group within the Heritage Alliance) Trevor Cooper was awarded the MBE for services to ecclesiastical heritage. We would like to add our thanks for his dedicated work. Crispin Truman, Chief Executive…