Independent museums can apply for funds to tackle inequality

The Association for Independent Museums has launched a new fund to tackle inequality.

The AIM Hallmarks Grants support accredited museums or museums working towards accreditation in England, with grants of up to £10,000 available to support projects addressing AIM’s new Tackling Inequality Hallmark.

AIM will fund projects that support its new Tackling Inequality Hallmark - read more about this on AIM's website.

Organisations eligible will contribute to positive change by committing to identifying and taking steps to address inequalities. This could be through organisational change or using and developing collections to highlight discrimination, identify and address missing perspectives and encourage debate and discussion. AIM is open to proposals that address the needs of your organisation.

To be eligible, organisations will have to be:

  • in England, as this grant programme uses funds from Arts Council England
  • members of AIM, including those that join at the point of application (with the expectation that members will remain for at least one year after the project is complete)
  • accredited museums or formally working towards accreditation.

The closing date is 31 January 2021. Awards will be made by the end of February.

Download guidance notes and application forms here.

Image: People's History Museum, Manchester

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