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Survey on the Governance Needs of Arts Organisations and Museums
What are the priority issues for Boards/Trustees of arts organisations and museums? What is working well? How might governance be strengthened?
How will the new Charities Act affect your Charity?
The Cabinet Office has published a timetable that explains when the different sections of the new Charities Act are going to take effect.
AIM Launches New Hallmarks Governance Programme
To support Trustees from AIM member organisations, AIM has just launched the first in a new series of development activities as part of its overall AIM Hallmarks Governance Programme. Supported by...
Legal changes will affect charitable companies
The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (the Act) which passed into law on 26 March 2015 makes some material changes to UK company law which will impact on companies of all sizes, including charitable companies.
NEMO publishes European-wide study on copyright and museums
In light of recent developments in the approaches to copyright on the European level, The Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) has recently published a European-wide study on the matter.
Trustees' Week 2015 is 2nd-8th November
Trustees’ Week 2015 is 2–8 November, and is being officially launched at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) Trustee Conference on 2 November 2015.
Help map participatory governance of cultural heritage
Help map all cultural heritage related projects, organisations and initiatives that genuinely involve the audience in its operations, management or logistics, either physically or digitally, in Europe!
AIM launches the 'Hallmarks of Prospering Museums' framework
The Association of Independent Museums (AIM) launched an important new initiative to help museums at its national conference this month. The “AIM Hallmarks of Prospering Museums” is a framework that helps museums and heritage organisations ide
Invitation to Lunch for Chairs of Independent Museums
AIM is inviting Chairs of Trustees from Independent Museums to a lunch event on Thursday 18th June 2015 from 11am to 1.30pm at Brunel’s ss Great Britain, Bristol. There is no charge to attend the lunch as it has been sponsored by Development Partne
Apply to the RAISE Challenge Fund
The RAISE team is excited to be evolving the way it provides support to voluntary and community sector organisations across the South East. We are making a step change in our own approach to delivering support to help you to make a difference to people.
AIM Conservation Grant success for Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum
We're delighted to announce that the Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum in Winchester is one of 10 museum to benefit from grants in the latest round of the AIM Conservation Grant...
Hampshire Solent museum and arts centre wins national award for voluntary organisation governance
The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre in Havant, Hampshire, has been declared winner of the Winifred Tumim Memorial Prize, awarded annually by the NCVO.
In a spin: new guidance launched to help archives
The National Archives has launched new guidance designed to help the archive sector make informed decisions about the future of their archive services and collections. In recent years, the trend...
Arts Council England Investment Announcement 2015-18
Today Arts Council England announced details of their investment plans for the next three years. This includes new National portfolio of arts organisations and museums. Two Major Partner Museums...
Guidance for Trustees - Conflict of Interest
The Charities Commission has published new guidance for Trustees on Conflict of Interest. It includes a revised definition of Conflict of Interest and also covers conflict between a charity and its...
Mary Rose Museum: Finalist for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2014
The new Mary Rose Museum that opened 31 May 2013 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, is one of six finalists selected for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2014. This prestigious award celebrates the achievements of the best UK museums and galleries
Action on Energy
In a climate of ever increasing energy bills and a desire to operate environmentally sustainably, the not-for-profit organisation DTA Wales’ Energy Action Group is one avenue which museums can...
Hampshire Solent Museums - need assistance to clarify ownership of items in your collection?
Our student volunteering project in partnership with the University of Portsmouth Masters in Corporate Governance and Law can help. Expression of interest deadline 30 January 2014
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - best Large Visitor Attraction
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has been awarded Gold for Large Visitor Attraction of the Year at the Beautiful South's Awards for Excellence 2013-2014
Advocacy Toolkit from ACE
Arts Council England are asking for help in making the case for public subsidy for arts and culture - by signposting you to their advocacy toolkit. The toolkit is a one-stop shop for useful...
Charity Commission updates CIO Guidance
The Charity Commission has been reviewing the application process for the recently-introduced Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIO) constitutional models, and made the following improvements:...
Business Survival Toolkit
Created by the Heritage Lottery Fund with other cultural organisations, the ‘Business Survival Toolkit’ website has practical tools to help organisations of all sizes and types to become...
New rounds of ACE funding now open
Arts Council England have launched new rounds of funding for Renaissance Strategic Support Fund & Designation Development Fund
Cheap Software for Charities
The Charity Technology Trust (CTT), in partnership with the not-for-profit technology capacity building organisation TechSoup, offers eligible UK-based charities the opportunity to buy at...
Changes in Accreditation: An update from Samuel Rowlands, (Accreditation Manager)
After a detailed review of the implementation of the revised Accreditation Standard and consideration of feedback received, changes are being implemented to the Accreditation returns programme. These...