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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.

We help to keep the sector informed by sharing all the latest heritage news, jobs and events through our fortnightly newsletter Heritage Update. Sign up here to get it straight to your inbox. And if you want to share your vacancies, news and events with the sector, find out how to advertise with us here.

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.

Do you have any ideas for how we can improve your experience on our website? Please let us know by completing our short survey.


COVID-19 Guidance for the Sector

Each week, we work to compile the latest guidance, advice and funding for mitigating the effects of COVID-19 for organisations across the Heritage sector.

This is all accessible in the form of a live document here:

The Heritage Alliance COVID-19 Guidance Hub

We have also created a new Brexit Hub to collate all the latest guidance around Brexit that may impact heritage organisations and businesses.

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

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. Our Fiscal ManifestoBacking the Bedrock‘ also set outs our funding and fiscal priorities for 2020.

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.


  • Year in Review 2020

    The Heritage Alliance: Year in Review 2020

    As another year draws to a close,


  • Heritage Heroes Awards 2020: Nominations are now open!

    Heritage Heroes Awards 2020: Nominations are now open!

    Do you know someone who went in to check on an empty heritage building in lockdown?


  • Heritage and Immigration Briefing

    Heritage and Immigration Briefing

    The Heritage Alliance has published a new briefing on Heritage and Immigration summarising the new points-based system,


  • Spending Review 2020

    Spending Review 2020 Summary




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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