Webinar – Introduction to Social Investment

Social investment can secure finance for your project when other options are not suitable. It can be used to kick-start your project, help your organisation secure assets or smooth cashflow difficulties. Join us on 23 March to understand social investment and to find out whether it is right for your heritage organization. Sign up here Missed…

Heritage Alliance Policy Priorities Survey

On 7th March Heritage Alliance members were sent a Survey Monkey email containing ten questions designed to inform the development of our future advocacy and partnership priorities as an organisation. It is important that we hear from all our organisational members on this – so please do spend a little time to help us with…

Spring Budget summary

The Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, has presented his last Spring Budget. The second Budget of 2017 will replace the Autumn Statement. The key heritage announcements in the Spring Budget are the creation of a £5 million fund to celebrate the centenary of women winning the right to vote, and the appointment of a Government representative to…

Government commits to enhancing heritage records in digital strategy

The Secretary of State for Culture Media & Sport, Karen Bradley, has launched the Government’s UK Digital Strategy. The Strategy commits to a welcome ‘major enhancement and rationalisation’ of national and local heritage records as well as considering how the planning system can be made both more efficient and give the public greater involvement through…

Heritage Alliance submits evidence on Great Repeal Bill.

The Alliance has submitted evidence to the Procedure Committee of the House of Commons’ inquiry into the delegated powers likely to be claimed by the Government in its proposed Great Repeal Bill. We stated that existing levels of protection of the historic environment must be maintained by the Great Repeal Bill. However, the Alliance is…

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…