Application Process

1. Submit your application online by 31 July 2019  

Think about your project idea, read the challenge guidelines, check your eligibility and read our judging criteria. 

2. Round One Shortlisting 

Project ideas will be reviewed against the guidelines and judging criteria, to confirm eligibility.

We will contact all applicants via email to confirm the outcome of the shortlisting process.

3. Final Pitch Da

Finalists will have 15 minutes to present their project proposals, virtually, in front of a judging panel of experts.

4. Winners Announced 

Finalists will have 15 minutes to present their project proposals, virtually, in front of a judging panel of experts.

The winners and grant recipients will be announced within 7 business days of judging.

Each successful applicant will be required to enter into a funding agreement with the Heart Foundation to receive a $10,000 grant to assist in implementing their project.

Successful applicants will be funded for two people to attend a one-day workshop i.e. travel, accommodation and registration, to support the implementation of the project. It is expected this would occur 4 - 6 weeks after the winners have been announced.

Complete all sections of the online application form and submit your project idea by 5 pm AEDST Wednesday 31 July 2019.

CHALLENGE GUIDELINESCHECK ELIGIBILITY

Application Process

First round applications closed on 31 July 2019. 

Round One Shortlisting 

Project ideas will be reviewed against the guidelines and judging criteria, to confirm eligibility.

We will contact all applicants via email to confirm the outcome of the shortlisting process.

Final Pitch Da

Finalists will have 15 minutes to present their project proposals, virtually, in front of a judging panel of experts.

Winners Announced 

The winners and grant recipients will be announced within 7 business days of judging.

Each successful applicant will be required to enter into a funding agreement with the Heart Foundation to receive a $10,000 grant to assist in implementing their project.

Successful applicants will be funded for two people to attend a one-day workshop i.e. travel, accommodation and registration, to support the implementation of the project. It is expected this would occur 4 - 6 weeks after the winners have been announced.

JUDGING CRITERIA

01 June 2019

Innovation Challenge applications open

31 July 2019

Innovation Challenge applications close

9 - 13 September 2019

All applicants will be notified of Round 1 shortlisting outcome. Finalists will be scheduled for their final presentation.

30 September - 11 October 2019

Finalists will present their project proposal in front of a national judging panel.

October / November 2019

Grant recipients will attend a one-day workshop to support the implementation of their winning project.

Key dates