The Heritage Alliance

The Heritage Alliance is an independent advocacy body uniting over 150 heritage organisations in England. Its membership encompasses heritage in all its forms, from national organisations, such as the National Trust, English Heritage, Canal & River Trust, and Historic Houses, to specialist bodies representing visitors, owners, volunteers, professional practitioners, funders and educators. The Heritage Alliance brings voices together and advocates on behalf of the sector.

National Lottery Heritage Fund

Rebuilding Heritage is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the largest dedicated grant funder of the UK’s heritage. The National Lottery Heritage Fund believes that understanding, valuing and sharing our heritage brings people together, inspires pride in communities and boosts investment in local economies. They distribute National Lottery grants from £3,000 to £5million and over, funding projects that sustain and transform the UK’s heritage, and provide leadership and support across the heritage sector.

Chartered Institute of Fundraising

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising is the professional membership body for UK fundraising. They champion members’ excellence in fundraising, support fundraisers through professional development and education, and connect fundraisers across all sectors and skill sets to share and learn with each other. Their aim is to build networks in fundraising that will best serve causes and communities, both now and in the future.

Creative United

Creative United is an entrepreneurial community interest company committed to supporting the growth and development of the arts and creative industries. Creative United works with partners across the public and private sectors to design and deliver programmes that enable economic growth and social impact. Their vision is for artists, creative enterprises and cultural organisations to have access to the skills, advice and services they need to achieve their ambitions for growth and impact within their communities.

Clore Leadership

Clore Leadership supports and develops social leaders so that they can transform their communities, organisations and the world around them. Through the Clore Fellowship, and additional training opportunities including early career courses and board development, Clore Leadership offers a strong and supportive foundation from which leaders at all stages of their career can develop and strengthen their leadership skills, competencies and performance. Clore Leadership nurtures dynamic and diverse leaders, helping to make social change happen by investing in people and enabling them to become resilient, connected and collaborative leaders.

Media Trust

Media Trust is an independent charity working in partnership with the media and creative industry to give marginalised groups and young people a stronger voice. They encourage the media and creative industry to share their time, knowledge and creativity to benefit charities, under-represented communities and young people. Media Trust amplify charities’ voices by developing their communication and digital skills to help them connect better with their audiences. They also create and run unique programmes to encourage young, diverse talent to develop their confidence, passions and talents for the work place.


In addition to our project partners, we have worked with a range of contributors with specialist expertise in different fields. The Rebuilding Heritage programme would not have been possible without their generous support and has benefitted greatly from their enthusiasm and creative input.

Kate Smith
Marketing and Communications support 

General Public
Brand identify and website design 

Claire Antrobus
Programme evaluation

Melita Armitage
Programme evaluation

Steve Wood
Wellbeing support (open to all programme and group training)

Bates Wells
Legal advice (121 support)

Disability Collaborative Network
Inclusion support (open to all programme) 

Inclusion support (open to all programme)

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