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2020 Public Service Innovation Fund


2020 Funding Call Update
34 diverse projects have successfully secured funding from the 2020 call under the Public Service Innovation Fund, an initiative of the Our Public Service 2020 reform strategy for development and innovation in the Public Service.

The Fund, now in its second year, is a competition designed to support innovation from public service bodies to promote collaboration and new and better approaches to service delivery. This year’s call saw an increase of 168 per cent in applications for funding over the 2019 pilot. A total of 364 project proposals were received from organisations in all sectors of the Public Service – Civil Service, Defence Forces, Education Sector, Health Sector, Local Government, Justice Sector and Non-Commercial State Agencies.


About the Fund

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 with funding available of up to €50,000. For exceptionally strong projects funding of up to €100,000 may be granted. It is important that projects have a strong focus on outcomes and impact. There should also be a focus on scalability, transferability and learning within the Public Service. Collaboration between public service organisations is encouraged.

Full details can be found in the 2020 Innovation Fund Information Guide.

Email innovation@per.gov.ie for any further queries.

Information on projects in 2019 and 2020 can be found by clicking on the links in the sidebar.


Our Public Service 2020

Our Public Service 2020 is the policy framework designed to build on previous reforms while expanding the scope of reform to focus on these previous reforms while expanding the scope of reform to focus on collaboration, innovation and evaluation. For more information visit here.