This scheme will run until 2016 and has been set up to help small museums develop a more sustainable approach to the conservation and management of collections through improvements to preventive conservation within their museum. Priority will be given to obtaining professional advice in compiling conservation and implementation strategies, and training for volunteers.
Eligible AIM members must be registered or accredited, or expect to achieve accreditation within two years, and they must have fewer than 60,000 visitors or a turnover of less than £300,000 per year. Maximum grant will be £10,000 and average grants awarded will be around £5,000.
The next deadline for applications is 30 September 2014.