Funding

The Public Service Innovation Fund is a competitive fund that aims to support innovative ideas from across Public Service organisations and turn them into a reality. If you work in the public service and you have a great idea that can add value to your organisation or improve services for the public, we want to support you in turning your idea into a reality.

Innovative projects were sought that could be realised in 2019, projects that are scalable and ideas that are transferable within the public service. For full details of the 2019 scheme please click here.

The first iteration of the Fund was launched in May 2019, closing in June and was 14 times oversubscribed. It was therefore impossible to fund all deserving projects for this round of funding. After a two-stage evaluation process, 18 interesting projects from across the public service have been funded and we are looking forward to following the progress of these projects.

The 2020 funding call will be launched early in the New Year so keep an eye on updates here and sign-up to our newsletter for the latest funding opportunities.If you have any queries regarding the Public Service Innovation Fund please contact us at innovation@per.gov.ie.