Introduced in 2015, the AIM Hallmarks of Prospering Museums identify and promote the typical characteristics of successful heritage organisations, based on the experience of two generations of leaders of innovative museums combined with respected thinking and research.
Please note – the 2019 application round has closed; we will be welcoming applications for the 2020 round shortly. For further information, please email: Margaret@aim-museums.co.uk
For AIM members in England
Funded by Arts Council England through AIM’s National Portfolio Organisation funding, the AIM Hallmarks Awards for England are available in two strands:
Main Grants of £4000 to £12000 (open to Accredited AIM member museums in England)
To enable museums to implement the key ideas of the AIM Hallmarks relating to ways of working, culture, strategy or developing a business model.
Small Grants of £3000 – £6000 (open to Accredited AIM member museums in England in AIM’s small museum category (i.e. up to 20,000 visitors a year))
To support museums to improve their financial sustainability through cost saving or income generation.
For AIM members in Wales
Funded through the Museums, Archives and Libraries Division, Welsh Government.
Grants of £3,000 – £6,000 (open to Accredited AIM member museums in Wales in AIM’s small and medium museum category (i.e. up to 50,000 visitors a year))
To support museums to improve their financial sustainability through either cost saving or income generation.