The Association of Independent Museums (AIM) Hallmarks Awards are supported using public funding by Arts Council England. They support museums in England to develop their work using the AIM Hallmarks of Prospering Museums. The awards are intended to help museums begin to use the principles in the Hallmarks to improve the way they work. This can involve either review and planning, or taking forward new ways of working.
The scheme will grant awards of £175,000 in total, which will be distributed in three rounds, two of £50,000 and one of £75,000. Grants between £5,000 and £15,000 will be available, and AIM anticipate that the average award will be £10,000.
Applications for the first round are now open and will close on 5 February 2016. Two further rounds will follow in Autumn 2016 and Spring 2017.
To find out more about the awards, including eligibility criteria, please see here.