How to apply, timelines and reporting
The Innovation Fund application process and key dates.
Planning for the Innovation Fund 2021/22 round has begun. Check back to see when the 2021/22 funding round will open.
Digital Public Service (DPS) branch engagement
Contact the Innovation team to work through the submission process.
Applications reviewed and initial feedback provided.
Candidates chosen to progress to the next stage are invited to present ideas to cross-agency panel of officials.
Successful applicants notified
Successful applicants will be notified, with the funds released allowing initiatives to commence.
Innovation work begins
Agencies start innovation activity with monitoring and support by the DPS branch where required.
Monitoring and reporting
Agencies report operational activity to the DPS branch as required, and strategic lessons learnt to the Digital Government Leadership Group (DGLG) as requested.