AIM Hallmarks Awards

About the AIM Hallmarks Awards

AIM members in England can now apply for a grant of up to £12,000 through the new AIM Hallmarks Awards.

Funded by Arts Council England through AIM’s National Portfolio Organisation funding, the AIM Hallmarks Awards will provide grants totalling around £55,000 each year over the next four years and are available in two strands:

Main grants of £4000 to £12000:  will enable museums to implement the key ideas of the AIM Hallmarks. We will support projects that have an impact on museums’ ways of working, culture, strategy or business model. These will be open to all Accredited AIM member museums in England.

Small grants of £3000 – £6000: will support museums to improve their financial sustainability through either cost saving or income generation. These will only be open to Accredited AIM member museums in England in AIM’s small museum category (that is, museums with up to 20,000 visitors a year).

The closing date for the first round of both strands will be 20 November 2018.

There will be one further round in each of the years 2019 – 2021.

How to apply

If you are thinking of applying, we recommend that you read the following case studies from previous AIM grant recipients to understand the type of project that we typically fund.

AIM Hallmarks Awards – Useful Case Studies

Download a PDF copy of the AIM Hallmarks of Prospering Museums

AIM Hallmarks of Prospering Museums

The guidance notes are split into two sections, one for each strand.

Please read the guidance notes before making an application. You can download the guidance notes in PDF format at the bottom of this page or by clicking:

AIM Hallmarks Grants – Guidance Notes For Applicants, July 2018

There are separate application forms for the two strands. Please ensure you complete the correct form. These can be downloaded at the bottom of this page or below.

Please note – applications forms are in Word documents and will directly download to your computer:

AIM Hallmarks Grants – Main Grants Application Form 2018

AIM Hallmarks Grants – Small Grants Application Form 2018

The closing date for the first round of both strands will be 20 November 2018

 

 

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