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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

Rebuilding Heritage

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

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.


  • ‘Historic Environment Forum’ Website Brief


    The Historic Environment Forum (HEF) brings together senior members of staff from more than twenty public and non-government bodies to work collaboratively on strategic matters for the historic environment sector.


  • Heritage, Health and Wellbeing – Report Launch

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

    *This report is embargoed until 9am on 28 September 2020*

    *Report coming soon*

    Our latest report ‘Heritage,


  • The New Heritage Funding Directory

    The Heritage Alliance and the Architectural Heritage Fund launch a new website for the Heritage Funding Directory: a free,


  • Changes to the Planning System

    The Heritage Alliance has produced a summary of the Government’s new White Paper on Planning.



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