Case Studies

AIM Higher – fundraising at Wycombe Museum

Listen to the experiences of Wycombe Museum as they develop a new fundraising strategy, with support from AIM Higher.

New Stories New Audiences – Sturminster Newton Heritage Trust

Sturminster Newton Heritage Mill talk about their New Stories New Audiences project

New Stories New Audiences – Lancaster Judges Lodgings

Lancaster Judges Lodgings share learnings from their AIM New Stories New Audiences project

Training grant – collections care training

Ilfracombe Museum used an AIM training grant for a two day collections care course, which has improved knowledge and confidence for the museum manager.

Training grant – The National Holocaust Centre and Museum

All training is important, and this course with CFG has helped the finance manager at the National Holocaust Centre and Museum build confidence in tackling issues as well as coaching others.

AIM Higher – Bahamas Locomotive Society

Based in Keighley, West Yorkshire, the Bahamas Locomotive Society was established in the 1960s to restore the Bahamas steam locomotive. An entirely volunteer run organisation, the Society approached AIM for help in developing a diverse Board. Working with consultant Claire Turner, the Society explored why they needed a diverse Board, what would a diverse Board look like, what skills/experience were missing and why someone would want to be part of the Society. 

Training grant – Transport Museum Wythall

Volunteers at Transport Museum in Wythall underwent specialist training to ensure a standard level of vehicle testing for the Museum’s 12 historic vehicles.

Training grant – Eskdale Mill

The Emergency First Aid at Work training that the Eskdale Mill Manager received has updated skills and ensured confidence in responding to a potential emergency situation affecting volunteers or visitors.

Training grant – developing a volunteer training programme

Funding from AIM was used towards volunteer training to ensure the best possible visitor experience by developing volunteer front of house and content knowledge skills at the Jacobite Heritage Museum.