Improving your Application
About the Fund
The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet has set aside $50 million for a new competitive grants program to support projects that apply innovative technology-based solutions to urban challenges – the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program. Eligible projects should align with one or more of four program priority areas:
- Smart Infrastructure
- Smart Precincts
- Smart Services and Communities
- Smart Planning and Design
A successful application needs quantified evidence that addresses the following merit criteria:
- Project is innovative and uses smart technology and open data
- Project delivers social, environmental and economic benefits
- Project has a community focus and impacts the liveability of the cities, suburbs and towns
- Applicant has capacity, capability and resources to carry out the project
How we can help
Pracsys are highly experienced in the practicalities of applying for Commonwealth and state-based grant funding. We have a track record of assisting regional local governments and non-profit organisations to produce compelling business cases, feasibility studies and successful funding applications under Royalties for Regions and the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).
Based on the BBRF standards it is expected that applicants will be submitting a Business Case to endorse claims made in relation to the merit criteria to increase the likelihood of receiving funding. We recommend you start early, giving yourself plenty of time to source evidence and produce a compelling application.
Pracsys have put together a summary of the requirements for the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program available here.
Michael Chappell or Lucy Heales
T: (08) 9325 6551
Level 3, Suite 162, 580 Hay Street, Perth, WA 6000
For more information on Smart Cities visit: https://cities.dpmc.gov.au/