Latest AIM Pilgrim Trust grants awarded

We’re pleased to announce the 18 AIM members awarded the latest AIM Pilgrim Trust conservation grants.

AIM is grateful to the Pilgrim Trust for funding the grant scheme to support small to medium sized museums to care for their collections more effectively and efficiently and to meet the standards required for Accreditation.

Demand for the AIM Pilgrim Trust conservation grants remains high with 39 applications received for the Autumn round. The total funds requested from AIM members that applied for funding totaled £195,031.52, against an available funding pot of £63,500.

The grant panel have allocated the funding based on the urgency and importance of the project. At the meeting £61,951 of the available funding was awarded, with the remainder allocated to conservator travel expenses.

At the panel meeting the following 18 grants were awarded.

  • Audit Grants x 7, £8,400, (47% success rate)
  • Collection Care Grants x 6, £28,761, (43% success rate)
  • Remedial Conservation grants x 5, £24,790, (38% success rate).

Pilgrim Trust Collections Care Audits

  • King Edward Mine Museum
  • Three Rivers Museum
  • West Highland Museum
  • The Royal Irish Regiment Museum
  • Sidney Sime Gallery
  • Thames Valley and Great Western Omnibus Trust
  • St Ives Museum

Pilgrim Trust Collections Care Grants

Stromness Museum (Orkney Natural History Society Museum) £7,831 – Seaweed Collection Conservation & Rehousing at Stromness Museum

Totnes Museum £3,355 – Effective Storage and Cataloguing of the Collection

Frogmore Paper Mill (The Apsley Paper Trail) £5,000 – Space to recover – a new store after the fire / part funding

Malton Museum £2,745 – Implementing recommendations from the Collections Care Audit

Ushaw Historic House and Gardens £4,830 – Securing Ushaw’s Collections Future: Creating a permanent collection store

The Keep Military Museum £5,000 – Monitoring and Storage Uplift Project

Pilgrim Trust Remedial Conservation Grants

Dunkeld Archives, Chapter House Museum £1,200 – Conservation work of Dr Gutch’s Photographic Album

Comunn Eachdraidh Nis £4,590 – Donald Macleod Landscape Painting 1908

Radstock Museum £5,000 – The Coleford Banner – Conservation & Display

The Armitt Library and Museum Centre £4,000 – Refreshing the Tuckers

The Scottish Crannog Centre £10,000 – A Space to Grow: Remedial Crannog Timber Conservation

Make an application 

Applications for the next round of AIM Pilgrim Trust grants are open, closing at 5pm on Friday 29 March 2024. Click here for all the details>>