How to apply

The Student Wellbeing Innovation Fund is available to all applicants through the SmartyGrants online system.

Applying for a grant

All applications to the Student Wellbeing Innovation Fund can only be made using the SmartyGrants online grants management system.

The link to the SmartyGrants application page will be added here when the Student Wellbeing Innovation Fund opens.

Application dates

Opens: Monday 20 February 2023 at 10:00 am AEDT

Closes: Sunday 2 April 2023 at 11:59 pm AEDT


All applications must:

  • describe how the wellbeing program/initiative meets the objectives of the Student Wellbeing Innovation Fund
  • identify the Student Wellbeing Innovation Fund funding stream and priority area/s the program/initiative will address
  • detail the evidence-base to be used or developed in the development and delivery of the wellbeing program or initiative
  • identify the location/s, where appropriate, for the delivery of the program or initiative
  • demonstrate:
    • organisational capacity and experience to manage the project and acquit funds by the due date, including any information regarding your organisation’s expertise or experience delivering similar projects or outcomes, where the organisation is established, or
    • involvement of personnel with experience that details the expertise or experience delivering similar projects or outcomes to successfully undertake the proposed activity, where the organisation is a start-up or new entity
  • provide a project budget (ex GST), including an itemised cost estimate incorporating all costs to be incurred by the organisation and any external partners in the development and/or delivery of the program. The cost estimate should include a transparent breakdown of staff, materials, cost estimates of internal resources and external contractors/suppliers. The cost estimate should also incorporate ‘in kind’ resources
  • provide letters of support from any identified collaborating providers or organisations
  • applications must be certified by an authorised officer; a person legally able to enter into agreements on behalf of the organisation.

Financial requirements

Applications should also demonstrate the organisation’s financial capabilities by including:

  • financial statements and cash flow statements for past two years (FY 2020/21 and 2021/22) and Independent Auditor’s Report, where the organisation is established
  • statement detailing the financial experience of the principal/s where the organisation is a start-up or new entity, as relevant to the proposed activity
  • copies of current insurance details (public liability, professional indemnity and workers compensation) and certificates of currency
  • ABN and/or ACN and details of ownership structure of organisation
  • information about financial ability to meet any on-going expenses associated with program development or delivery
  • a specific project code or account for reporting purposes
  • verified financial acquittals (at specified project intervals).

For further information about the Student Wellbeing Innovation Fund please email:

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