AIM Connected Communities Grants Now Open for 2023

The Association for Independent Museum’s new grant scheme is now open. This offers grants of £15,000 – £100,000 to Accredited and non-Accredited museums delivering projects to improve community connections through volunteering opportunities and/or reducing loneliness and increasing social bonds. Museums will participate in a capacity-building programme that will support and upskill staff and volunteers, provide mentoring and help build partnerships with local organisations.

Specific locations in each region that are eligible to apply, many of which have industrial heritage sites, are as follows:

  • Barnsley
  • Barrow-in-Furness
  • Blackpool
  • Bolsover
  • Burnle
  • Cannock Chase
  • County Durham
  • Doncaster
  • Fenland
  • Great Yarmouth
  • Halton
  • Hartlepool
  • Kings Lynn and West Norfolk
  • Kingston upon Hull
  • Knowsley
  • Middlesbrough
  • Rochdale
  • Sandwell
  • South Tyneside
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Sunderland
  • Tameside
  • Tendring
  • Thanet
  • Torridge
  • Wakefield
  • Wolverhampton

The deadline for expressions of interest is 8th June 2023 at 12 noon. Further details can be found here:

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