Coronavirus resources


Update – Following the 31 October statement by the Prime Minister museums and galleries in England will be required to close between Thursday 5 November and Wednesday 2 December.

Construction work can continue and the Coronavirus Job Restriction Scheme will be extended through November to December. More on the new national restrictions in England can be found here

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.


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 5 November)

Visit the AIM grants page for the grants currently open for applications from AIM members, including Tacking Inqualities Hallmark grants, AIM Biffa Award History Makers, AIM Pilgrim Conservation grants and AIM training grants. Click here to access the grants page>>

Available funding sources 

Support exclusively for AIM members:

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

HR support for AIM members from The HR Dept 

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

Culture Recovery Fund

Applications for the Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund in England, Wales and Scotland have now closed. Applications for Heritage Recovery Fund Northern Ireland are open now.

Click here for more information. 

Useful links

NHS Advice

Public Health England Advice

Reopening Guidance

Guidance for enabling safe and effective volunteering

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