AIM Hallmark Tackling Inequality Grant Awards 2022

AIM is pleased to announce that six awards were made to members who recently applied for funding from the AIM Hallmarks Grants, funded by Arts Council England.

In 2022, £55,000 was available to fund projects that focused on tackling inequality and nine applications were received from member organisations seeking £83,350 of funding.

The six projects selected all demonstrate a clear link to the Tackling Inequality Hallmark, ‘The organisation is inclusive and challenges prejudice, discrimination and racism.’  The projects will offer the opportunity for the organisations to grow and for members to learn from their experiences through case studies.

The six successful projects are;

Aerospace Bristol 


From grounded to take-off!: Launching Aerospace Bristol’s Equality Action Plan. The projects goal is to support the museum to diversify its Board, workforce and future programming through the creation of a People Plan that will embed EDI throughout the organisation.

Martha Lewington, Development Manager at Aerospace Bristol, said, “I am most grateful for this incredible support, which will enable Aerospace Bristol to transform and make organisational improvements needed as a modern museum.”

 American Museum in Britain


Increasing the diversity of stories and histories we tell to create a more comprehensive history of America. Creating a more inclusive experience in our American Heritage galleries to include a diverse range of voices and provide a more comprehensive offer.

Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft


We are Here. Making visible hidden narratives in our collection and content, and building knowledge and skills in the whole museum community, improving visitor welcome and audience diversity.

Jewish Museum London


Collecting Inclusive Stories Tour. A joint year-long programme between the learning and collections team to tour 20 sites across the UK to collect missing narratives from our collection.  The 400 images collected will be accessioned and an online exhibition created.

Frances Jeens, Director, Jewish Museum London, said, “I’m so pleased to receive this funding. We’ve been working hard on the preparation for over a year and have several of the partner communities very eager to start so they will also be thrilled!”

National Paralympic Heritage Trust


In Our, the first Voice, will explore the history of the Paralympics through the stories and voices of those who made it happen and fought for their equal rights as people with disabilities.  The oral testimony collected will be used to augment the displays and provide first person interpretation at the centre.

Macclesfield Museum


‘Silk and Sight Loss – Revealing Past, Present and Future Perspectives.’ Macclesfield Museum will be working with East Cheshire Eye Society to further access and representation of the visually impaired at the museum.

Look out for case studies from these projects in the future and case studies from the 2021 Tackling Inequalities Hallmark grant recipients will be shared via the AIM website over the next few months.

Click here to find out more about AIM’s Hallmarks, including Tackling Inequalities>>