Innovation Fund.


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.


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 underway – we will showcase some project case studies and videos in the coming months.


Round two of the Innovation Fund two has now closed and all applicants have been notified of their outcome. We would like to thank all applicants for applying.

For the full list of funding priority areas, target groups and who was eligible to apply please read the Innovation Fund guidelines. All applicants were required to complete an application form.