AIM Members supported in early Culture Recovery Fund announcements

Over three-quarters of the museum organisations supported by the Culture Recovery Fund announcements yesterday are AIM members, drawing down just over 80% of the awarded funds.

Yesterday’s Culture Recovery Fund announcements saw over 1,300 theatres, museums, orchestras and music venues in England receive crucial support for the next six months as part of the UK Government’s £1.57bn package.

The £257m announced will be distributed by Arts Council England to venues and organisations that applied for a maximum of £1m of funding. Of the awards announced yesterday, 102 museum oganisations drew down more than £24M in support, with over £19.5M of that shared across 79 AIM members.

Thanking DCMS and Arts Council England, a number of members took to social media to share the good news. AIM members who benefitted included The Stained Glass Museum in Ely, with an award of just over £71k, The Tank Museum in Dorset was allocated £780k, The Postal Museum in London received £860k and the Bridport Museum £50k.

Further announcements relating to applications of up to £3m are expected in due course.

See the award announcements on Arts Council England’s website


A message from AIM Chair, Andrew Lovett on the significance of the Culture Recovery Fund announcements.