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Association of Independent Museums Collections Care Scheme

Grants of up to £10,000 available to small museums in the UK to help develop a more sustainable approach to the conservation and management of collections.

The Association of Independent Museums (AIM) Collections Care Scheme programme has been set up to help small museums develop a more sustainable approach to the conservation and management of collections through improvements to collections care within their museum.

The grants may enable museums to receive tailored, specialist advice about care of collections, or equipment to implement that advice.

Funds may also support the training staff or volunteers to use new equipment, as well as its purchase, emphasising low cost solutions that can be easily understood. AIM are looking for projects that enable a step-change in the quality of collections care that a museum can provide.

To be eligible for an AIM Collection Care Grant, organisations must:

  • Be an AIM member
  • Be a registered or accredited museum, or be confident of achieving accreditation within two years
  • Be a registered Charity, an associated charity can receive the grant on the museum’s behalf, if the museum itself is not a charity
  • Have fewer than 50,000 visitors p.a. OR a turnover of less than £300,000 p.a. (Please note in the case of branch museums, the total turnover of the parent organisation must be less than £300,000 p.a.)

Applicants may apply to the scheme more than once for different projects.

The maximum grant awarded will be £10,000. It is expected that the average grant awarded will be around £5,000.

The deadline for applications is 30 September 2019.

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