Here is a round-up of the latest advice and guidance, and a reminder about funding streams, for the museum and heritage sector at the end of April 2020.
The Audience Agency COVID-19 Digital SOS (24th April) is offering one-to-one support to help build your organisation’s resilience and improve your digital effectiveness. This is part of their Culture in the Time of Corona Resource Hub.
Charity Finance Group – Coronavirus and your charity (23rd April)
have added guidance on how to manage financial difficulties, fundraising appeals and VAT deferral.
Association of Independent Museums Coronavirus resources (21st April) have a page on their website dedicated to coronavirus resources, including the Job Retention Scheme, HR and insurance advice, and an offer of online advice surgeries to support museums during the pandemic. AIM have also introduced ‘AIM Hallmarks at Home’ series of webinars for members.
The latest DCMS Museums & galleries sector coronavirus bulletin can be found here: Coronavirus bulletin 20200420 (20th April 2020)Gov.uk Find coronavirus financial support for your business
has a flow chart that will help identify what Government financial support might be available for your museum.
Cultural Sector Mindset survey
A Different View, working with AIM and Blooloop, is running a survey that aims to take the temperature on where organisations are now, and again in the future. The purpose of this is twofold:
- the survey will gather ‘mindset’ data to gauge the mood of organisations – and how it might change as this crisis works its way through
- the survey will gather information on perceived/expected impacts of the COVID closure, and how these might change the way organisations operate and shape delivery in the future. The survey should take five minutes to complete and is here