Survive and Thrive

The Survive and Thrive programme is for Museums opting to do a comprehensive and in-depth assessment of their business needs.

This process gives museums intensive support from MDOs and trained peers to identify areas for improvement, and the funding to act upon and address them. The support provided goes well beyond the level of the new business framework, and remains an important opportunity for all types of museums to strengthen ahead of challenges such as continued cuts in public funding and steadily reducing opportunities for trust funding. We will support four museums through the programme – two in 2018-20 and two in 2020-22 – and £4,000 per service will be available to implement improvements identified by going through the process. The Survive and Thrive programme is currently closed for applications, but you can still access the Survive and Thrive peer review toolkit 2011 (PDF 350kb, opens in new tab).