AIM Training Grants

In 2016, AIM awarded over 4,000 to twenty-eight AIM member organisations in Training Grants.  It was our most successful year so far for these grants and some of the training we helped fund includes conferences such as the AIM National Conference and AMOT conference, photography courses, Museum Galleries Scotland workshops and archive management training.


AIM Training Grants are available to support member museums in developing the skills and expertise of their workforce (paid or voluntary). The purpose of AIM Training Grants are to promote best practice by supporting attendance at conferences and training courses.  Applicants museums must be AIM members and priority will be given to smaller museums receiving less than 50,000 visitors p.a.

We can grant aid fees, accommodation (only where distance travel is involved) and travel costs towards:

            Courses, seminars and workshops

            Museum conferences

            Museum study visits

            Mentoring placements


The maximum grant is 300 and receipt of previous AIM grants will be taken into account where relevant. We cannot support retrospective applications.



Please complete the application attached and email it to the AIM Grants and Finance Officer, Justeen Stone at:, or post it to her at 3 Chestnut Grove, Ludlow, Shropshire SY18 1TJ. 

Applications must be authorised by the Museum Manager or Chairman.


Applications for 2017 open from January 1st 2017 and will be considered on a rolling basis throughout the year.


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