Museum Development Network Training Session – AIM Grants . Wednesday 20 th November Museum of London. GRANT SCHEMES. AIM/BIFFA National Heritage Landscape Partnership Scheme Sustainability Grants Conservation Grants Preventive Conservation Grants Training Grants. AIM/BIFFA NHLPS.
Wednesday 20th November
Museum of London
Chemical Industry, Mining, Textile Mills, Weaving, Rope Making, Flax production, Stamp Metal Works, Aviation, Fishing , Shipbuilding, Brick making & Engineering
SUPPLEMENTARY GUIDANCE -
Funded 3 Mail Rail Units
funded the 2 year NADFAS led paper archive
* (should refer to Conservation Plan, if it exists)
Good Example :Powell Cotton Museum for Stores Improvement and re-housing collection who were awarded over £9,000 for the entire project
Clear project proposal that addresses all the criteria and sets out the application under criteria led headings.
It shows they have taken advise and have a conservation plan in place. The Conservator led project will create a sustainable approach that involves all staff members and volunteers. They are telling us all we need to know. The plan, the cost and the reasoning, guidance and impact.
Ignore the criteria
Lack of information,
egentire project description was 28 words- give the info on type of collection, type of project – how you are storing the collection etc
Too much information,
eg sending supplementary documentation such as accreditation documentation, sending us bound volumes on the history of the museum and the provenance of each object can put off the panel!
Ignore or not seek professional advise or care
Ask what a budget is!
Repeatedly resubmit the same application! – We check them and know!
Forget about the object or grant application!
Application for £2,000Picture Racking system with a saving of £8,900 over 10 years
Application for a new ‘Visitor Hub’ at the entrance to the estate costing £5,000. Vistor numbers have doubled ,revenue increased and new position created
Application for £5,175 towards Product Development and Branding Project and the NEW COFFEE MACHINE!
We can grant aid fees, accommodation (only where distance travel is involved) and travel costs towards:
• Courses, seminars and workshops
• Museum conferences
• Museum study visits
• Mentoring placements