AIM Biffa Award History Makers Programme
Milton Keynes Museum
AIM Biffa Award
Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust
London Transport Museum
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What is the AIM Biffa Award History Makers Programme?
This funding stream is now closed.
The £1 million, AIM Biffa Award ‘History Makers – People who shaped our world’ programme, has funded museums in England to create new exhibitions that will inspire the public through the lives and achievements of extraordinary, historical figures who have made a significant impact on the industrial, scientific, commercial or social history of the UK, shaping the world we live in today.
The programme has been a partnership between Biffa Award and AIM and it will run over three years (with final projects announced in 2019), awarding grants to AIM member museums of up to £90K. It has built on the very successful collaboration between AIM and Biffa Award from 2012-2014, which saw £1.5m invested in National Heritage Landmark Projects, saving some of the UK’s most important industrial heritage.
‘History Makers’ has enabled the creation of new museum displays to connect the public with the personal stories and achievements of both famous, and less-well known, historic figures. Through their lives, a new generation will be inspired by the qualities behind their successes, such as ingenuity, bravery, persistence, endeavour, imagination and insight. Many objects and collections will be displayed publicly for the first time to illuminate these stories.
The History Makers Grants Panel
The assessment panel is chaired by Bill Ferris OBE DL, Chief Executive of Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust.
Panel members – Tim Bryan, Head of Collections and Interpretation, British Motor Museum; Sam Hunt, Consultant; Diane Lees CBE, Director General of Imperial War Museums; Rachel Maidment, Biffa Award; Marilyn Scott, Director of The Lightbox; Caroline Worthington, Director of the Royal Society of British Sculptors.
Since 1997, Biffa Award has awarded grants totalling more than £165 million to thousands of worthwhile community and environmental projects across the UK. The programme administers money donated by Biffa Group Ltd through the Landfill Communities Fund.
Landfill Communities Fund
The Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) is an innovative tax credit scheme enabling operators (LOs) to contribute money to organisations enrolled with ENTRUST as Environmental Bodies (EBs). EBs use this funding for a wide range of community and environmental projects in the vicinity of landfill sites. LOs are able to claim a credit (currently 5.3%) against their landfill tax liability for 90% of the contributions they make.
Since its inception in 1996, over £1.6 billion has been spent on more than 56,000 projects across the UK. For further information please visit https://www.entrust.org.uk/or see HMRC’s general guide to landfill tax.