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

Information on the Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund, how it’s being distributed and how you can apply. Funding is available for accredited museums through Arts Council England and for non-accredited museums via National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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

News on the Culture Recovery Fund for Wales will be shared shortly, but the eligibility checker is available now.

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 12 August)

Available funding sources – Culture Recovery Fund (updated 1 September)

Support exclusively for AIM members:

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

‘The HR Dept’ HR helpline for members, plus advice for staff

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