Lotterywest IdeaStarter Fund

Lotterywest IdeaStarter supports early-stage innovative ideas that are being developed through existing innovation incubation and acceleration programs or services as part of Spacecubed’s Innovative Society Fund, supported by Lotterywest.

Lotterywest IdeaStarter Fund

Lotterywest IdeaStarter supports early-stage innovative ideas that are being developed through existing innovation incubation and acceleration programs or services as part of Spacecubed’s Innovative Society Fund, supported by Lotterywest.

Lotterywest IdeaStarter supports early-stage innovative ideas by providing grants for eligible expenditure needed to test an individual idea, validate that it has an opportunity and progress it towards further investment or support. Not-for-profit organisations delivering existing innovation incubation and acceleration programs or services can apply for this funding as a way to support the early-stage, innovative ideas that are being worked on as part of the applicants program.

These early stage small grants of up to $15,000 for each idea will enable more Western Australians to be equipped with ‘mind-sets, skill-sets’ and tool-sets’ to develop innovative solutions and opportunities, accelerate the number of people inspired to innovate within the State, and support ideas to be developed that can positively contribute to Western Australia being a smart, innovative society.

Funding for program participants can be used for direct expenses including, but not limited to:

  • Website development to reach potential customers and understand needs or demand
  • Marketing to test, prove or validate the idea
  • Prototypes or sourcing materials for prototype development
  • Research and development activities

For more information about the program, check out the other tabs for Fund Guidelines, FAQs and how to apply.

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The Lotterywest IdeaStarter Fund Guidelines set out who can apply to the Fund, eligible funding uses, assessment criteria and other important information for those applying to the Fund. You should read the Guidelines in full before applying to the Fund.

Please enter your details below and you’ll be redirected to the Lotterywest IdeaStarter Fund Guidelines.

All applicants should discuss their application and questions with Spacecubed before applying.

These FAQs briefly address likely key questions. More detailed information is provided in the Lotterywest IdeaStarter Fund Guidelines.

Applicants should discuss their application or questions with Spacecubed before applying.

How to Apply for the Lotterywest IdeaStarter Fund

To get started on your Lotterywest IdeaStarter application, review the applicant journey below and follow the process to give your application the best chance of success. Once you have completed the below steps, our Fund & Governance Manager will be in touch to advise all applicants of the assessment outcome and next steps! If you have any questions, or concerns, please contact us to discuss further.

1: Attend an Information Session (Optional)

See available and upcoming information sessions here to learn about the initiative, explore eligibility, understand the process and clarify any questions you may have about the application process.

2: Book a Discovery Session (Mandatory)

Book and attend a Discovery Session with our Product & Pipeline Lead so we can understand your initiative and allow us to provide support in developing your application. Enquire about booking your session directly here.

3: Submit a Draft Application (Mandatory)

Following the Discovery Session, all applicants will submit a draft application and receive feedback from our Fund & Governance Manager.The submission process and application form will be shared during the Discovery Session.

4: Submit a Final Application (Mandatory)

Applicant will submit a final application that will be reviewed by an External Assessment Panel.

Lotterywest IdeaStarter supports early-stage innovative ideas by providing grants for eligible expenditure needed to test an individual idea, validate that it has an opportunity and progress it towards further investment or support. Not-for-profit organisations delivering existing innovation incubation and acceleration programs or services can apply for this funding as a way to support the early-stage, innovative ideas that are being worked on as part of the applicants program.

These early stage small grants of up to $15,000 for each idea will enable more Western Australians to be equipped with ‘mind-sets, skill-sets’ and tool-sets’ to develop innovative solutions and opportunities, accelerate the number of people inspired to innovate within the State, and support ideas to be developed that can positively contribute to Western Australia being a smart, innovative society.

Funding for program participants can be used for direct expenses including, but not limited to:

  • Website development to reach potential customers and understand needs or demand
  • Marketing to test, prove or validate the idea
  • Prototypes or sourcing materials for prototype development
  • Research and development activities

For more information about the program, check out the other tabs for Fund Guidelines, FAQs and how to apply.

Other Innovative Society Initiatives...

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Next

The Lotterywest IdeaStarter Fund Guidelines set out who can apply to the Fund, eligible funding uses, assessment criteria and other important information for those applying to the Fund. You should read the Guidelines in full before applying to the Fund.

Please enter your details below and you’ll be redirected to the Lotterywest IdeaStarter Fund Guidelines.

All applicants should discuss their application and questions with Spacecubed before applying.

How to Apply for the Lotterywest IdeaStarter Fund

To get started on your Lotterywest IdeaStarter application, review the applicant journey below and follow the process to give your application the best chance of success. Once you have completed the below steps, our Fund & Governance Manager will be in touch to advise all applicants of the assessment outcome and next steps! If you have any questions, or concerns, please contact us to discuss further.

1: Attend an Information Session (Optional)

See available and upcoming information sessions here to learn about the initiative, explore eligibility, understand the process and clarify any questions you may have about the application process.

2: Book a Discovery Session (Mandatory)

Book and attend a Discovery Session with our Product & Pipeline Lead so we can understand your initiative and allow us to provide support in developing your application. Enquire about booking your session directly here.

3: Submit a Draft Application (Mandatory)

Following the Discovery Session, all applicants will submit a draft application and receive feedback from our Fund & Governance Manager.The submission process and application form will be shared during the Discovery Session.

4: Submit a Final Application (Mandatory)

Applicant will submit a final application that will be reviewed by an External Assessment Panel.

Date
Recipient
INITIATIVE Details
Amount
07/10/2022
Impact Seed

3 early-stage innovative ideas in the Innovate 2 Impact (I2I incubator program will be selected to receive $15,000 based on:

  • Them having an identifiable and articulated social and/or environmental and/or cultural impact, with a preference towards breaking cycles of disadvantage.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the process of developing their idea, and currently be in their ideation or validation stage.
$49,500
25/08/2022
Bloom (St Catherine's College Centre for Youth Innovation)
9 early-stage innovative ideas will be funded across the second semester of three programs, “Launchpad”, “Shine” and “Orbit” programs at Bloom. $10,000 each to three ideas with existing momentum and $5,000 to six ‘early stage’ ideas.
$69,000
25/08/2022
Centre for Entrepreneurial Research and Innovation (CERI)
3 early-stage innovative ideas are selected and allocated funding in July’s cohort of the “Concept To Creation” program ($34,500) with $15,000 to the top idea, $10,000 to the second, and $5,000 to the third. 20 early-stage innovative ideas will be funded in the September intake of the “Concept To Creation” program ($44,275) with a micro-grant of $500. Then, as above, the top 3 ideas will be further funded.
$78,775
25/08/2022
IPS Foundation
6 early-stage innovative ideas will be selected and funded on a tiered approach in the new CREATE program for First Nations ‘regenerative economy’ entrepreneurs and businesses. 2 ideas allocated $10,000, 2 allocated $5,000 and 2 allocated $2,000.
$39,000

These FAQs briefly address likely key questions. More detailed information is provided in the Lotterywest IdeaStarter Fund Guidelines.

Applicants should discuss their application or questions with Spacecubed before applying.