The partnership has been made possible through Arts Council England funding and has seen AIM invest in membership of the Charity Finance Group for all its members across the UK to support them and their teams to develop better financial management whether through providing Gift Aid or getting advice on tax and pensions.
AIM’s Director, Emma Chaplin said: “The partnership with the Charity Finance Group opens up a great wealth of expertise and resources in financial management for our members to draw upon. I urge members to make sure they sign up quickly to discover and use the benefits that CFG membership can bring them.”
The Charity Finance Group has a network of over 1,400 charities, with over 3,000 finance professional members and their benefits extend to everyone who has any responsibility for the financial health or governance of their organisation.
Improving financial management and governance
“Dealing with the finances of a museum can be a lonely business. This partnership will enable AIM members to benefit from our network of charities as well as hundreds of corporate partners so that they are not alone,” said Andrew O’Brien, Director of Policy and Engagement at Charity Finance Group. “Over the next three years we hope to take AIM members on a journey towards improving their financial management and governance and sharing their experiences with the rest of the charity sector so that we can all benefit.”
AIM and CFG are also keen to collaborate with AIM members about what issues are the most relevant to them as museums, heritage organisations and galleries – and what they would like to be offered as a part of their membership. AIM members are encouraged to email their ideas.