AIM Biffa Award launch new round of History Makers funding

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The programme will provide AIM member museums and heritage sites with grants of up to £75,000

The second round of funding for the History Makers – People who shaped our world programme will support the creation of new exhibitions that will enable the public to be inspired by the lives and achievements of extraordinary historical figures. These figures will have made a significant impact on the industrial, scientific, commercial or social history of the UK, shaping the world we live in today.

Successful applicants to the Historuy Makers programme, funded by Biffa Award with support from the Landfill Communities Fund, will contribute to a ‘virtual trail’ linking the projects and making them accessible to people across the UK.

The programme is open to AIM members in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, whose sites are in geographic proximity to Biffa operations and licensed landfill sites, as required by the Landfill Communities Fund. An expression of interest form of no more than 200 words must be submitted as soon as possible and no later than 2 October 2017 for panel review. The final deadline for full applications is 31 October. 2017.

“We applied for the AIM Biffa Award History Makers Grant because we had two prominent engineers that were under represented in our Visitor Centre here at the Clifton Suspension Bridge,” said Kat Tudor, Community Learning & Volunteer Officer at the Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust, who were successful in Round 1. “Through the AIM Biffa Award History Makers grant, we will now be able to give our visitors a better understanding of the history of the bridge, the engineers behind it and present new objects from our collection. The additional information will not only be displayed on interpretation boards, but will support a new interactive which will be a great tool for education workshops.”

Successful applicants will be required to complete their projects by April 2019 and to create a strong marketing plan to promote their projects and funding locally and nationally. Full information on how to apply is available at: AIM Biffa Award History Makers Programme.