Members benefit from Cultural Investment Fund

Over 70 cultural organisations across England will share a £60m investment to improve access to arts and support local economic growth More than 70 cultural organisations are to be…

Museums and Galleries Exhibitions Tax Relief extended

Richard Sagar, Head of Policy, Charity Finance Group, highlights key elements of the Spring Budget for museums. Against a better-than-expected economic backdrop from the Off…

Conservation funding update

The Pilgrim Trust Collections Care and Conservation Grants have historically been open to AIM members from small to medium organisations, those with a footfall of 50,000 or less.  Part of the elig…

Business Rates rethink – a sector success

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) has finally accepted the use of Receipts and Expenditure (R&E) method to calculate business rates for all types of museums in England and Wales, saving hundred…

Getting off to a great start

Ongoing uncertainties and challenges can make us worry about the future. But with the right support, networks and advice, 2023 doesn’t have to be doom and gloom, writes Emma Abbott, Commu…

ACE funding announcement – Cultural Investment Fund (including MEND) 2023

Arts Council England has announced details of the next rounds of the programmes that make up the Cultural Investment Fund.  These are: The Museum Estate and Development Fund…

VAT33a Refund Scheme – deadline extended

The VAT Refund Scheme for museums and galleries application deadline has been extended to Wednesday 1 March 2023. DCMS has newly published GOV.UK…

Update from CFG

AIMSIG Museums Special Interest Group: Webinar 10am – 11.30am 7 December Book your free place>>…

AIM Pilgrim Trust grants awarded

AIM is pleased to announce the successful projects in the Autumn round of AIM Pilgrim Trust collections care and conservation grants. 27 applications were received to the autumn round of t…

Museum Development – Energy Management sessions

Our colleagues at Museum Development have commissioned Pilio, energy management specialists, to deliver online workshops to support museums to look at energy management. This is to help reduce ener…

October CFG update

Gift Aid Awareness Day 6 October Gift Aid is worth around £1.3bn to the UK charity sector each year. It’s a phenomenal amount, but it could be even more. Every yea…

Energy Bill Relief Scheme

New support for businesses and public sector organisations facing rising energy bills was announced by Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg on Wednesday 21 September. Th…