Funding & Finance

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. …

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…

Innovative, Entertaining And Always Useful! AIM Museum Fizzers 2017

No matter what their size, AIM members always enjoy learning from each other and like discovering tips that can be easily applied at their own organisations. So, it’s no surprise that the Museum …

Announcement Of ACE NPO Funding For AIM

AIM has been awarded £1.2m from 2018-22 by Arts Council England (ACE), to help museums and heritage organisations prosper. AIM will be joining the N…

Ros Kerslake: Keynote Speech At AIM National Conference 2017

The role of museums in understanding our individual and collective identity has never be…

A Major Shift In Business Rates Valuation For Museums

AIM has been campaigning for a fairer way of calculating business rates and recently helped fund legal advice for an Upper Tribunal case involving York Museum and Gallery Trust (YMT) becaus…

Heritage Ambassadors To Help Allocate National Lottery funds

17 young people from across the UK have been selected to help allocate millions of National Lottery funds to young people’s heritage projects. As the Heritage Lott…

All For The Price Of A National Lottery Ticket

Fiona Talbott, Head of Museums Libraries Archives at the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), has written the following article which recently appeared in the…

TWA Heritage Digitisation Grant Returns

Following strong interest and some excellent applications last year, the TWA Digitisation Grant has relaunched in 2017. This year the fund offers grants of up to £5000 for UK museums, archives and…