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Become a member

Heritage Alliance membership: Join us today!

Become a member of The Heritage Alliance today to add your voice to England’s biggest coalition of heritage interests.

Why support the Heritage Alliance?

As a membership organisation, we simply would not exist without our members.

The demand for independent leadership in the heritage sector has never been greater. Yet growing expectations from members and external stakeholders far exceed our resources.

Having a broad membership not only provides valuable income but demonstrates both the diversity and vitality of the heritage movement and the deep concern for the future of our historic environment shared by public, private and voluntary interests alike.

As a registered charity we rely on grants, donations, subscriptions and project funding for support. We are fortunate to receive a proportion of our core funding from Historic England but additional revenue is critical to the success of our advocacy

Your support, in whatever capacity, will help us:

    • demonstrate public enthusiasm for our heritage and its social and economic benefits;

    • secure government understanding and support for heritage through legislation, policy and public funding;

    • link with others to draw the vast independent heritage movement into initiatives in the heritage, wider cultural and civil society sectors.

What are the benefits for members?

Benefits of membership include:

  • Have your voice heard. The opportunity to shape government policy through our advocacy groups and the Alliance policy seminars;
  • Direct contribution to shaping the policy arena for Heritage through consultations with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. (Other potential government connections include: Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department for Communities and Local Government, Department for Exiting the European Union, DEFRA and HMT);
  • The chance to supply case studies for our ongoing projects (currently ‘Heritage and Health’ and ‘How Heritage underpins the Creative Industries’) to showcase your work nationally and internationally;
  • Access to a wide pool of collaborators across the industry (from large institutions to smaller, volunteer-led heritage groups) through the Heritage Alliance membership;
  • Free listings for your organisation in our influential e-bulletin Heritage Update, sent to over 14,000 inboxes fortnightly;
  • Reduced members rates for key events for the industry including our annual Heritage Day;
  • Exclusive members-only communications from the Heritage Alliance CEO;
  • Free use of ‘Member of the Heritage Alliance’ logo to show your affiliation.

Additionally, you will received exclusive benefits from Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB), our legal partner. BWB is one of the UK’s leading law firms for charities and social enterprises, ranked in the top tier nationally by legal directories Chambers UK and Legal 500.

  • Free initial legal phone advice for Heritage Alliance members;
  • Buy one get one free on ‘BWB Get Legal’: an online tool which allows users to build and customise legal documents to precise specifications, through a simple question and answer process;
  • Access to free knowledge and training across a variety of legal issues.

Find out more about the benefits BWB offers Heritage Alliance members.

Membership Categories:

Full Members

Eligibility: National, regional and local bodies in the voluntary (non government) sector in England. Subscriptions, tied to annual turnover, are due annually in January.

Benefits: AGM voting rights and input into corporate strategy; the opportunity to join Advocacy Groups, Alliance policy seminars, our annual Heritage Day, Heritage Debates and to support consultation responses; free listings for your organisation in our e-bulletin Heritage Update; distribution of Heritage Update throughout your networks; and use of the ‘Member of The Heritage Alliance’ logo on your website and stationery.


Membership subscription is due in January and is linked to annual turnover. For further information on membership rates and to join, please see the THA membership form.

Affiliate Members

Eligibility: Public bodies and agencies, private companies and architectural practices, including those outside England. Subscriptions, tied to annual turnover, are due annually in January

Benefits:  Demonstrate your commitment to Britain’s national heritage, distribute our highly regarded e-bulletin Heritage Update throughout your organisation, review mutual interests with the Alliance, and receive an invitation to attend the annual Heritage Day.

Rates: Membership subscription is due in January and is linked to annual turnover. For further information on membership rates or to join, please see our THA membership form.

Individual Supporter

Eligible: private individuals wishing to support the aims and activities of The Heritage Alliance – £50 p.a. covering a calendar year.

If you would like to support our work as an Individual Supporter, and receive our highly regarded e-bulletin Heritage Update and discounted entry to our annual Heritage Debate and Heritage Day, please send a THA Individual Supporter Application form to Delphine Jasmin-Belisle, Development and Membership Manager at The Heritage Alliance.