AIM Grants: Upcoming Deadlines For Your Diary

If you are an AIM member and are thinking about applying for an AIM grant over the next three months, then our list of upcoming deadlines might be handy! Please continue reading for all information, links and closing dates for our grant programmes from now until the end of March 2016 or if you need any other information, please email: Happy New Year and good luck with your application.

AIM Sustainability Grant Scheme

Next Closing Date: 15 January 2016

The AIM Sustainability Grant Scheme, supported through the generosity of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, is intended to help medium and smaller sized members improve their medium and long term sustainability.  To be eligible, museums must have an annual turnover of less than £300,000 or fewer than 50,000 visitors a year. Funding is aimed at projects that: explore increased and/or diversified income streams and/or develop organisational resilience.

Further Information: AIM Sustainability Grant Scheme

AIM Hallmarks Awards

Next Closing Date: 5 February 2016

The AIM Hallmarks Awards are supported using public funding by Arts Council England. They will support museums in England to develop their work using the AIM Hallmarks of Prospering Museums. Grants will be available in sums of between £5,000 and £15,000, and we anticipate that the average award will be £10,000.

Further Information: AIM Hallmarks Awards

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Our popular grant schemes help hundreds of AIM members each year

AIM Conservation Grant Scheme

Next Closing Date: 31 March 2016

The AIM Conservation Grant Scheme, supported generously by The Pilgrim Trust, is intended to assist AIM’s smaller members with conservation of important objects in their collections. Accessioned objects in any media are eligible but the reason for choosing the object must be made clear in your application. Conservation work should be carried out by a conservator chosen from the ICON register unless there are exceptional circumstances where this is not possible.

Further Information: AIM Conservation Grant Scheme

AIM Preventive Conservation Grant Scheme

Next Closing Date: 31 March 2016

AIM has developed a second conservation funding strand to its Conservation Grant Scheme, again with the generous support of The Pilgrim Trust. The AIM Preventive Conservation Grant Scheme has been set up to help small museums develop a more sustainable approach to the conservation and management of collections through improvements to preventive conservation within their museum.

Further Information: AIM Preventive Conservation Grant Scheme

AIM Training Grants

No Closing DateOngoing

AIM Training Grants are available to support member museums in developing the skills and expertise of their workforce (paid or voluntary). The purpose of AIM Training Grants is to promote best practice by supporting attendance at conferences and training courses.  Applicant museums must be AIM members and priority will be given to smaller museums receiving fewer than 50,000 visitors per year. From 1 January 2016, AIM Training Grants can be applied for at any time with no application deadlines.

Further Information: AIM Training Grants



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