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New rounds of ACE funding now open

Strategic Support Fund

Expressions of interest must be submitted no later than 5pm on 31 October 2013.

Maximum grant: £300,000.

The Renaissance Strategic Support Fund aims to address the priorities set out in 'Culture, knowledge and understanding: great museums and libraries for everyone' and complements the 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.

Designation Development Fund

Applications must be received by 12 November 2013.

Maximum grant: £90,000.

The Designation Development Fund is investing £700,000 to support projects that ensure the long-term sustainability of Designated museum collections, and which maximise their public value and the sharing of best practice across the sector. This will enable greater audience enjoyment with collections which play a vital role in England's cultural life.