Coronavirus resources


We have developed a range of resources and services to support members following the outbreak of COVID-19. These pages are updated on a regular basis.

Culture Recovery Fund

Applications in England and Wales for the Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund have now closed.

Independent museums in Scotland can apply via Museums Galleries Scotland for the Recovery and Resilience Fund until 30 October.

Click here for more information. 

AIM advocacy

The latest sector news and AIM’s current advocacy position. Find out more here.

Financial support and funding packages: 

UK Gov Financial Support (incl Job Retention Scheme) (updated 25 September)

Available funding sources – Culture Recovery Fund (updated 2 October)

Support exclusively for AIM members:

AIM Hallmarks at Home – book your place for an online session

Advice for museums during lockdown and beyond:

AIM Covid-19 Action Checklist 

Business resilience checklist

Good governance in a crisis 

Conservation and care of collections

Insurance FAQs 

How to set up a trading subsidiary

Business Rates latest 

Fundraising top tips

Digital museum – how are you presenting yourself online?

Creating digital content top tips

Useful links

NHS Advice

Public Health England Advice

Reopening Guidance

NCVO Coronavirus response advice

CFG Finance Advice

Charity Tax Group’s summary of current business support measures 

Mind’s Wellness Action Plans

CIPD Advice for UK employers

Free Employment Law Advice For Business Owners and Employers

Free NCVO e-learning for charities