AIM Sustainability Grant Scheme

The AIM Sustainability Grant Scheme, supported through the generosity of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, 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.

Funding is aimed at projects that explore increased and/or diversified income streams and/or develop organisational resilience.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 open before this scheme ends.

The round for 2017 is now open for applications.

Sustaining Creativity