Department of Social Services
Department of Social Services (DSS), using insights from the Australian Priority Investment Approach to Welfare, has developed the $96.1 million Try, Test and Learn Fund to support trials of new or innovative policy responses to help people live independently of welfare. This $96.1 million fund is unlike standard Government funding. It is driven by an outcome focused, participatory approach to policy development that identifies ways to help people at risk of long-term reliance on welfare move towards stable and sustainable employment. Right Lane worked closely with DSS and two not-for-profit organisations to co-develop the business cases for innovative social enterprises which were then submitted to the Minister for funding consideration. These organisations received funding of $3.7 million to assist the most vulnerable people in our society transition towards stable employment.