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The Try, Test and Learn Fund: Tranche 2

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Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283


Department of Social Services
Close Date & Time:
28-Sep-2018 2:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
Primary Category:
201003 - Transition to Work
Publish Date:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Administered Territories
Selection Process:
Open Competitive


The Try, Test and Learn Fund (the Fund) was announced in the 2016-17 Federal Budget as an initial response to the Australian Priority Investment Approach to Welfare. Tranche 2 of the Fund will finance small-scale trials of new or innovative approaches to support people at risk of long term welfare dependence. Tranche 2 has four priority groups but also welcomes ideas to support other groups proposed (and appropriately justified) by applicants.

The priority groups comprise Newstart Allowance recipients aged 50 and over (with a focus on those who have been out of the workforce for longer than 12 months); migrants and refugees aged 16-64 and receiving income support; carers aged 16-64 and receiving Carer Payment; and at-risk young people aged 16-21 and receiving income support.

This grant opportunity invites applications for small scale trials to provide services or supports to improve workforce participation or capacity to work for people at risk of long term welfare dependency. These services can be delivered anywhere across Australia. Tranche 2 grants will provide funding for both the co-development and delivery of projects. Co-development refers to collaborative activities to refine project design, for example through workshops with end users.

Trials supported by the Fund must generate useful evidence to inform future Government policy, including by producing measurable outcomes within a two year timeframe. Projects will be robustly evaluated to produce high quality policy evidence about what works, for whom, and under what circumstances. The evidence gathered will allow the Government to transform investment in existing programs or make the case for new investments.

For more information on the Priority Investment Approach, please visit the website.


To be eligible to apply for a grant through this grant opportunity your application must satisfy all of the eligibility criteria detailed in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

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Instructions for Application Submission:
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Tablebuilder presentation 8 December 2017 has been superseded by the Tablebuilder Technical Section Hobart presentation.

Information session details have been updated and published in Addenda 33.

Information about access to data has been added and published in addenda 30. 

The applications will be assessed in five batches over a two-month period. Below are the cut-off dates for all five batches. 



Applications submitted by:


Batch 1: 31 January 2018


Batch 2: 30 March 2018


Batch 3: 31 May 2018


Batch 4: 31 July 2018


Batch 5: 28 September 2018


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Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283