youth well fund - 39 applications will be funded across the region

Young people are the experts when it comes to their own health and wellbeing. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us (we felt very privileged to read and watch your applications). 39 projects received funding across the Mid North Coast, as you can see in the project map.

We can’t wait to see how all of the project’s progress. Keep an eye out for project updates. 


Communities are the experts when it comes to knowing what they need to improve their health and wellbeing. The Innovation Fund supports preventive health projects that help people maintain good health by living a healthy lifestyle. The key focus areas of the Innovation Fund are either healthy eating, active living, or both. 

The Innovation Fund started in 2018 with 39 projects funded in round one. The Mid North Coast Local Health District contributed to the initial start up of the Innovation Fund.

In round two, which was released in 2019, 36 applications were successful. Round two projects are now complete – we will showcase some project case studies and videos in the coming months.


On behalf of Healthy Communities Mid North Coast, the Mid North Coast Local Health District and Charles Sturt University School of Community Health collaborated to understand and evaluate the impact of the Innovation Fund on health and wellbeing.

You can read the full evaluation report or the brief infographic for key findings and recommendations.