The three grant schemes developed by AIM (Association of Independent Museums) in Partnership with Pilgrim Trust, deliver funding support to organisations that may lack the confidence or expertise to apply to a major funder directly, whilst also underlining the importance of using professional conservation expertise.
The latest round of applications closed on 31 March 2022. 38 applications were received, a 60% increase on Spring 2021.
Out of the 38 applications that were received, 27 were awarded funding. An additional £5,000 was added to the original £62,500 budget to help meet the increased demand for support.
Audit grants awarded
Each of the following has been awarded £1,100 for an audit from an Icon-accredited conservator:
- Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum
- Heugh Battery Museum
- British Schools Museum
- The Keep, Dorchester
- Devil’s Porridge Museum
- Cleveland Ironstone Museum (Land of Iron)
- Foxton Canal Museum
- Richmond Museum
- Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life (medium museum awarded £1,489)
- The Stained Glass Museum (medium museum awarded £2,024.38)
AIM also awarded Collections Care grants and Remedial Conservation grants; you can see the succesful applicants on the AIM website here.
Find out more
The AIM Pilgrim Trust conservation grants have been running since 2008. Applications for Pilgrim Trust grants are considered every 6 months, with awards being made 8 weeks after the closing date for applications. The spring round closes at the end of March and the autumn round at the end of September – the next round closes on 30 September 2022. Find out more here.