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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.

User Notice: We are currently creating a new Heritage Alliance website and are aware of the limitations of this current site. Please bear with us during this process and we look forward to welcoming you to our new virtual home soon.
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COVID-19 Guidance for the Sector

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:

The Heritage Alliance COVID-19 Guidance Hub

We have also created a separate document, containing further potential sources of funding for the heritage sector at this time:

The Heritage Alliance COVID-19 Funding Hub

Support for the Sector

Rebuilding Heritage, a free support programme for the heritage sector, has launched this September. The programme will provide support to individuals and organisations to help them to respond and adapt to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit or sign up to the Rebuilding Heritage mailing list. The programme is coordinated by the Heritage Alliance and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The Heritage Digital portal also continues to offer 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

Read our Heritage Manifesto 2019

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.

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 Alliance. Sign-up for the free monthly e-newsletter from the HRBA team.


  • Heritage, Health and Wellbeing – Report Launch

    The Heritage Alliance publishes its latest report on Heritage, Health and Wellbeing.


  • Become a Trustee for The Heritage Alliance

    The Heritage Alliance is the largest coalition of independent heritage organisations in the UK,


  • Heading into a Second Lockdown: Guidance for the Heritage Sector

    Heading into a Second Lockdown: Guidance for the Heritage Sector

    Guidance from The Heritage Alliance for the heritage sector as we prepare for a second national lockdown,


  • Updates to our Exclusive Offers for Alliance Members

    Details of the exclusive offers currently available to members of The Heritage Alliance.


  • New Coronvarius Measures: What do They Mean for Heritage?

    New Coronvarius Measures: What do They Mean for Heritage?



Tweets from The Heritage Alliance

The voice of the heritage movement. Be heard - join us!

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