AIM Biffa Award: History Makers

Noor Inayat-Khan
Noor Inayat-Khan
London Transport Museum
London Transport Museum
National Paralympic Heritage Trust
National Paralympic Heritage Trust
Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust
Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust

History Makers Round 5 

The AIM Biffa Award History Makers Scheme gives grants of up to £75,000 to museums, galleries and cultural facilities so that they can tell the stories of some of our lesser known historical figures. The scheme supports projects that use the life and achievements of extraordinary historical figures to inspire and educate your visitors and users today.

Expressions of interest for the latest round of AIM Biffa Award History Makers grants have now closed. Projects who will be invited to submit a full application will be contacted shortly; applications will be open until 28 February 2021.

AIM extends warm thanks to Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers for acting as Contributing Third Party to this round.

Application process

  1. Expressions of interest closed on 14 December.
  2. Applications will open on 2 November until 5pm on 28 February 2021.
  3. Applications will be evaluated by a panel in May. It is anticipated that successful projects will be notified in June 2021 and have permission to start by August 2021.

To see who’s on the AIM Biffa Award History Makers panel and assessing the Round 5 applications, please click here>>

Previous projects

The successful projects from Round 4 were announced recently and work is now underway for these exhibitions to open in Spring 2021. You can see the full list of successful projects from previous funding rounds here>>

To find out more about how previous applicants have used the funding and see their top tips for future projects, read a selection of our History Makers case studies:

AIM Biffa Award History Makers have their own dedicated website to help children and young people learn more about these remarkable people who have shaped the world we live in. Explore their stories and test your knowledge with our interactive quiz! Visit the History Makers website here>>

Contact details

For more information and if you have any questions, please get in touch with Justeen Stone, AIM Programme and Grants Officer on justeen@aim-museums.co.uk.

Biffa Award

Since 1997, Biffa Award has awarded grants totalling more than £175 million to thousands of worthwhile community and environmental projects across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The programme administers money donated by Biffa Group Ltd through the Landfill Communities Fund. www.biffa-award.org

Landfill Communities Fund

The Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) is an innovative tax credit scheme enabling operators (LOs) to contribute money to organisations enrolled with ENTRUST as Environmental Bodies (EBs). EBs use this funding for a wide range of community and environmental projects in the vicinity of landfill sites. LOs are able to claim a credit (currently 4.2%) against their landfill tax liability for 90% of the contributions they make. Since its inception in 1996, over £1.6 billion has been spent on more than 56,000 projects across the UK. For further information please visit www.entrust.org.uk or see HMRC’s general guide to landfill tax.

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Contributing Third Party

AIM extends warm thanks to Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers for acting as Contributing Third Party to this round.

Resources
08/10/2020 in Finance Guidance notes for History Makers applications 2020

Guidance notes to accompany AIM Biffa Award History Makers applications round 5 (October 2020)

07/10/2020 in Finance AIM Biffa Award History Makers 2020 - expression of interest

Expression of interest form, including information about making an expression of interest for AIM Biffa Award History Makers Round 5 (October 2020)

08/10/2020 in Finance Application form for History Makers round 5 2020

Application form for AIM Biffa Award History Makers round 5 (October 2020)

08/10/2020 in Finance History Makers project budget

Project budget to accompany application for AIM Biffa Award History Makers round 5 (October 2020)