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Cyber Security Skills Partnership Innovation Fund - Round 2

The Cyber Security Skills Partnership Innovation Fund provides industry and education providers with funding to deliver innovative projects that meet local requirements to quickly improve the quality or availability of cyber security professionals in Australia.

The grant is no longer available

What you get?

Grants from $250,000 up to $3 million to fund 50% of eligible project expenditure.

Who is this for?

Organisations partnering together to find innovative new ways to improve the quality or availability of cyber security professionals in Australia.


This fund aims to support projects which can help to grow a skilled workforce. It is part of the Cyber Security National Workforce Growth Program which is part of Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy 2020.

We expect the types of projects that will be competitive for this funding will include collaborations between organisations such as industry associations and other bodies including:

  • higher education and vocational education providers
  • secondary schools
  • local and state governments
  • businesses.


What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible you must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • be registered for the goods and services tax (GST)

and be one of the following entities:

  • an entity incorporated in Australia
  • an incorporated association
  • an incorporated not for profit organisation.

Each application must be a joint application with a lead organisation, who is the main driver of the project and is eligible to apply, and at least one other project partner.

A state, territory or local government department is not eligible as the lead applicant, but may be a project partner in a joint application. For more information on joint applications, see section 7.2 of the guidelines. The eligibility criteria refer to the lead organisation only. 

We can only accept applications:

  • where you can certify that your board supports the project (or chief executive officer or equivalent if there is no board), and that you can complete the project and meet the costs of the project not covered by grant funding
  • where you provide a letter from each of your project partners supporting the project
  • where you include all mandatory attachments as per the application form.


How do you apply?

Cyber Security Skills Partnership Innovation Fund Round 2 is closed to applications.

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Grant recipients

Successful applicants for the Cyber Security Skills Partnership Innovation Fund Round 1

Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample application form

Sample grant agreement – standard

Board or CEO letter of support template

Project partner letter of support