The Heritage Alliance unites over 150 independent heritage organisations in England as a powerful, effective and independent advocate for heritage.
As England’s biggest coalition of heritage interests we bring together independent heritage organisations from the National Trust, English Heritage, Canal & River Trust and Historic Houses, 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. Join us today.
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We have been working to compile the latest guidance and advice on mitigating the effects of COVID-19 for organisations across the Heritage sector.
This is now accessible in the form of a live document here:
We have also created a separate document, containing further potential sources of funding for the heritage sector at this time:
The Heritage Alliance has been awarded a grant by the Heritage Fund to support the sector in these unprecedented times. We will be working with business and support specialist partners to bring advice and training directly to the sector.
‘Rebuilding Heritage’ will provide a swift, bespoke and agile response to the demands of the UK heritage sector in the ‘Rebuild’ phase of the crisis. It will leave surviving heritage organisations equipped with more innovative, resilient and collaborative skills, mindsets and networks ready to thrive in a changed landscape.
In the meantime, you can sign up to the Heritage Digital portal for free digital skills training and events from The Heritage Alliance and our project partners Charity Digital, Media Trust and Naomi Korn Associates. Heritage Digital is funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of the Digital Skills for Heritage initiative.
The Heritage Manifesto
The Heritage Manifesto 2019 sets out five simple asks for the UK Government. We urge members to use the manifesto as a base for their own advocacy work. We have also recently published our Fiscal Manifesto for 2019.
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 Alliance. Sign-up for the free monthly e-newsletter from the HRBA team.