The Swedish Research Council (VR) is a public agency mandated by the Ministry of Education and Research to prioritise and fund national research infrastructures and to participate in international organisations and research infrastructures. SNIC, the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing, is one of the research infrastructures that is funded by VR. However, the use of SNICs resources has increased dramatically which puts the e-infrastructure under pressure to deliver services and support to a diverse scientific community as well as research infrastructures. The questions discussed are how can VR as a funding agency help the further development of the national e-infrastructure, SNIC? What kind of challenges are other research infrastructures faced with that affect the development of SNIC? How does this play into the cross-border collaborations?