Funding & Finance

Apply For An AIM ICON Collections Care Audit By 30 September

AIM’s Collections Care Audits Scheme in partnership with the Institute of Conservation (ICON) helps sma…

Deadline Fast Approaching For Appeals Against The 2010 Rating List

The deadline for making appeals against the 2010 Rating List with the potential for savings back-dated to 1st April 2015 and setting the scene for savings for the next 5 years is rapidly a…

Funding: Regional Museums and Galleries Fund – John Ellerman Foundation

This fund from the John Ellerman Foundation aims to help strengthen regional museums and galleries in the UK. The foundation wants to help organisations enhance and sustain curatorial development t…

Collections Trust Award 2017 Celebrates Pulling Together

The Collections Trust Award recognises the often-unsung achievements of those who manage the collections that lie at the heart of all museums. This year, for the first time, that well-deserved reco…

Building Resilience: Fundraising And Revenue Diversification Programme

Ongoing change in the political and financial landscape requires that arts leaders develop new strategies, and new resources, to build and sustain resilient organisations. In response to thi…

Almanac 2017: An Introduction To The Latest Data On The Voluntary Sector

A new webinar produced by NCVO that explores information and trends from the 2017 UK Civil Society Almanac – which was published in May – has just been made available online. The…

First Museums Taking Part In The AIM And Icon Collections Care Audits Announced

A new partnership scheme between AIM and The Institute of Conservation (Icon) that is helping small museums to undertake professional collections care audits has …

Funding Opportunity: The Weston Loan Programme With Art Fund Is Now Open

Are you looking to enhance your collection by borrowing a work of art? Do you have a project in the pipeline that would benefit from a particular loan? The Weston Loan Programme with Art Fun…

Business Rates Appeals – What’s The Rush?

The successful appeal on behalf of York Museums Trust has generated a lot of media interest… but little museum activity. AIM has been working toward this for their membership, with help from …

£10million National Lottery Funding To Involve More Young People In UK Heritage

Twelve projects across the UK have been awarded grants of up to £1million* through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) new Kick the Dust programme. …

Helping Museum Trustees To Get Ahead: Free AIM Hallmarks Governance Sessions

We are pleased to announce a new series of free AIM Hallmarks Governance Sessions for heritage trustees that will run from September 2017 to the end of January 2018. Organised in partnership…

AIM Biffa Award Announce New Round Of ‘History Makers’ Funding

Who is your History Maker? Celebrate your museum’s historical figures with a grant of up to £75,000 through the AIM Biffa Award History Makers Programme. Round 2 is now open for AIM memb…