logoThe AIM Sustainability Grant Scheme, supported through the generosity of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, is now open for applications. The scheme is intended to help medium and smaller sized AIM members to 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.

This scheme, which began in 2006, has so far supported 216 projects with over £831,700 of grants. The wide range of applicants demonstrates the importance of sustainability issues to AIM members. There will be only two more rounds before this scheme ends, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to improve your sustainability with a grant from us.

The funding is aimed at projects that explore increased and/or diversified income streams and/or develop organisational resilience. Examples of the type of project that AIM would be keen to fund are:

  • Development of business plans
  • Development of new business partnerships
  • Professional review of marketing strategies
  • Employment of a fundraising consultants
  • Governance review and succession planning
  • Employment of a catering consultants
  • Employment of a marketing consultants
  • Governance review and succession planning
  • Implementation of the recommendations from an earlier AIM Grant Scheme funded review

The round for 2017 is now open with a closing date of 3 July at 5pm.

For more details and to apply click here

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