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Call for further applications for the 2020/21 Digital Government Partnership Innovation Fund

Applications open 1 February 2021 for the Digital Government Partnership Innovation Fund 2020/2021 - round two

The second round of applications for the Digital Government Partnership (DGP) Innovation Fund for 2020/21 is now open.

Key dates

Applications open — 1 February 2021

Applications close — 10 March 2021

The fund provides an opportunity for government organisations to collaborate and invest in early-stage, cross-agency pilots and prototypes.

The fund is not just about getting innovative ideas up and running, it also provides valuable insights around where system innovation is taking place.

It’s a unique opportunity for agencies to build skills and share experiences while testing new ideas for joining government up behind the scenes.

Colin Holden, GM System Strategy and Initiatives, Digital Public Service branch, Department of Internal Affairs

Nine innovation projects across 6 government entities have already been awarded grants from the Innovation Fund in the 2020/21 year to progress digital and data innovation in the public sector.

Funding recipients

How to apply

Applications can be made by public service departments, departmental agencies, non-public service departments and Crown entities by 10 March 2021.

Applications must show how the initiative aligns with government priorities and the Strategy for a Digital Public Service focus areas.

Strategy for a Digital Public Service

For more information about the Innovation Fund, application criteria and the process for making an application online visit Digital Government Partnership Innovation Fund.

The Fund is administered by the Digital Public Service branch at the Department of Internal Affairs.

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