Public Sector Innovation Fund


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Not all projects will be suitable for support under the Public Sector Innovation Fund. Before making an application we encourage you to follow these steps to work out if your project is a good fit.

Step 1

Take the time to understand what we are looking for:

  • for more information about our approach read About the Public Sector Innovation Fund
  • familiarise yourself with projects that have been supported by the Fund
  • download the program guidelines to understand the program better

Public Sector Innovation Fund: program guidelines Public Sector Innovation Fund: program guidelinesDOC (62.15 KB)

  • consider your project in relation to the assessment criteria: strategic fit, innovation, value and scalability
  • make sure that you have a government partner (department, agency or statutory body) and will be able to gain the endorsement of the relevant Deputy Secretary (or equivalent)
  • contact the Public Sector Innovation Team ( to discuss your project.

Step 2

Download the application template to begin preparing your submission.

Public Sector Innovation Fund: application template Public Sector Innovation Fund: application templateDOC (22.9 KB)

Step 3

When you are ready to apply register your application through our grants portal. Applications submitted through the portal can usually expect a response within four weeks.

The Fund accepts applications on a continuous basis; you can apply at any time.

The Department has total discretion to accept or reject applications. Incomplete applications may not be considered. Feedback may be provided to unsuccessful applicants, on request and at the discretion of the Department. By submitting your application, you agree that the Department may later pursue similar projects in the same field even if your application is not accepted.

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