With the DESY Strategy Funds (DSF), the DESY Directorate creates a new financial tool which aims to support cooperation between the four DESY divisions and the two DESY institutes in Hamburg and Zeuthen by providing start-up financing for novel activities with a strategic potential. Both DESY institutes in Hamburg and Zeuthen will contribute to the financing. The goal is to distribute the entirety of the available DSF funds for each financial year. Exceptions to these rules will be decided by the Chairperson after consultation with the DSF Board.