Note this fund is now closed for applications.

The Renaissance strategic support fund is the final programme strand of Renaissance to be developed. It aims to address the priorities set out in Great art and culture for everyone and complements our Major partner museum and Museum development investment.

It focuses on any gaps (geographical or otherwise) or development opportunities across the sector recognising that excellence and the potential for excellence can be found in museums of all sizes.

We have committed over £36 million as a result of the first and second funding rounds of the strategic support fund. This includes the negotiation of transitional funds to those museums exiting from a long term funding relationship with Renaissance.

On 5 March 2014 we announced the 57 organisations that have received a total of £5,715,338 through round 3 of the Renaissance Strategic support fund for the period 2014/15.

Funding rounds

Round one

94 projects were commissioned for the 2012/13 grants. Activity for these projects largely finished in March 2013.

Round two

For round two of the Strategic support fund we made 87 awards for activity starting in April 2013. Funds were awarded to a wide range of projects across the country. Thirty of these awards were for activity across the two years 2013/14 and 2014/15.

Download a list of projects awarded Round two funding.

Round three

For round three of the Strategic support fund we made 57 awards for activity taking place between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015.

Download a list of projects awarded Round three funding.

Further information

The fund supports innovation, develop resilience and sustainability, and encourage collaboration within the museums sector in England.

Find out more about the other strands of Renaissance.

Find out more about how we support museums.