More than 90% of Australians are not eating enough vegetables and / or doing the recommended amount of exercise for their age.
Young people are of significant concern, with studies showing 92% of 13-17 year olds not getting enough exercise.
The Healthy Communities Northern Rivers Seed Funding is offering grants aimed at supporting communities by providing funding for preventative health projects.
Grants will support projects who help young people 13-24 years to maintain good health by living a healthy lifestyle.
Funds can be used to purchase equipment, design programs, or create other innovative ideas with a focus on preventative health projects.
Grants are available at a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $4,000 per grant with a total of $40,000 available.
Grants close on 15 November.
Applications forms are available at https://nnswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/health-promotion/healthy-communities/