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.
About the Fund
The fund is collaborative, engaged, flexible and outcomes focussed.
Eligibility and assessment
Applications are assessed on strategic fit, innovation, value, and potential to replicate.
Find out how to apply to the Innovation Fund.
Submit a technology-based challenge by 14 April 2017 for the chance to win a team of three female fellows (including designers, programmers and user experience experts) for six months.
Relaunch of Code for Victoria Program
Article in The Mandarin about Code for Victoria, a collaboration between the Victorian government and Code for Australia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9 March 2016
Public sector innovation will be recognised by a new award category at the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) iAwards.
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.
Please contact us if you have any questions about the Innovation Fund or the application process.