Public Sector Innovation

Public Sector Innovation Fund

The Public Sector Innovation Fund (PSIF) is a grants program designed to drive new, more effective solutions to complex policy and service delivery challenges in Victoria.

By providing grants ranging from $50,000 - $400,000, we support small-scale collaborative projects that test new approaches to deliver better outcomes for Victorians.

The Fund is open to applications from any organisation working with or within the Victorian public sector. Applications can be submitted at any time.

Innovation Fund

About the Fund

The fund is collaborative, engaged, flexible and outcomes focussed.

Find out about the fund.

Innovation Fund

Eligibility and assessment

Applications are assessed on strategic fit, innovation, value, and potential to replicate.

Find out about eligibility and assessment.

Innovation Fund

Apply Now

Find out how to apply to the Innovation Fund.

Find out how to apply.

What's happening

Code for AustraliaRelaunch of Code for Victoria Program

The Code for Victoria II - Women In Tech Program has received significant media coverage: The Australian, The Mandarin, StartupSmart, Startup Daily and InnovationAus.com


Code for AustraliaCode for Victoria delivers incremental innovation

Article in The Mandarin about Code for Victoria, a collaboration between the Victorian government and Code for Australia.


Media releases


Innovation Fund Targets Better Health Outcomes

22 May 2017

The Public Sector Innovation Fund will support the Melbourne Health Accelerator program to make the most of Victoria's world-class medical research.


Code for Australia

Breaking Down Gender Barriers In The Tech Sector

Code for Australia and the Victorian Government’s Public Sector Innovation Fund have relaunched the Code for Victoria Program with a focus on women in tech.


Ask Izzy

Funding boost to help Aboriginal Victorians access health and wellbeing services

14 February 2017

Ask Izzy, the mobile website that connects people who are homeless with essential support services, is being expanded to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ access to health and wellbeing services.

Youth Junction

Supporting Projects To Drive Down Youth Crime (PDF, 132KB)

25 November 2016

The Public Sector Innovation Fund will support a crucial project to reduce youth crime and help divert young people from criminal activity in Melbourne's western suburbs.

Premier's iAward For Public Sector Innovation

Family Violence App Wins Inaugural Premier's iAward

29 June 2016

An innovative family violence app has won the inaugural Victorian Premier's iAward for Public Sector Innovation at the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) Victorian iAwards Gala.

Code for Australia

Funding Boost To Improve Immunisation Coverage

13 May 2016

Victorian researchers will receive a funding boost to determine the best methods to overcome barriers that prevent Victorian children from being fully vaccinated.

Code for Australia

Innovation Fund Launches Code For Victoria Challenge

15 April 2016

The Victorian Government has teamed up with Code for Australia to launch the Code for Victoria Innovation Challenge, using technology experts to help improve the delivery of government services.

Safe Steps

Innovation Fund Backs Refuge Accommodation Project

24 March 2016

The Victorian Government's Public Sector Innovation Fund will support a crucial project to improve access to crisis accommodation for women and children fleeing family violence.

Premier's iAward For Public Sector Innovation

Inaugural Premier's iAward For Public Sector Innovation

9 March 2016

Public sector innovation will be recognised by a new award category at the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) iAwards.

Neighbourhood Justice Centre

Better Protection For Family Violence Victims In Our Courts

2 December 2015

A project making it easier for Victorian victims of family violence to seek protection through our courts will be expanded and improved under the Victorian Government's inaugural Public Sector Innovation Fund.


Contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about the Innovation Fund or the application process.
Email: psif@dpc.vic.gov.au


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