Public service organisations have been invited to bid for a share of the £15m Invest-to-Save fund to help implement improvement projects, including those promoted by the Public Service Leadership Group. This will be the seventh round of Invest-to-Save funding and it will be available for investment in projects in 2013-14.
Jane Hutt said:
"Organisations who deliver public services are all facing a challenging financial time. They need to find new ways of delivering the same high standard of public services with increasingly tight budgets. Learning from the new approaches being developed and cascading this to other organisations to encourage wider adoption is also essential and therefore to help with this, I recently published the latest report of short case-studies of supported projects.
"Since the Invest-to-Save fund was established in 2009, we have invested £65million of repayable funding in 59 public service projects involving mostly local authorities and Local Health Boards across Wales. These projects are helping to improve services and help save millions of pounds by developing smarter, more efficient ways of working.
"A key way of doing this is by creating collaborative projects between organisations, both within and between sectors. By joining up the delivery of services we can ensure that everyone has access to efficient, high-quality services while at the same time using limited public funding in the most effective way."