The three finalists in the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network's inaugural Pitch Night have been named.
They are Live Life Get Active, Balance Up Nutrition, and Western Riverina Community College. Each finalist expects to receive around $25,000 in one-off grant funding.
On Pitch Night in Griffith on May 2, representatives of each finalist will provide a 10-minute pitch of their idea for addressing community health needs around supporting physical health and mental wellbeing, to a group of more than 100 people. After all pitches are heard, the crowd will assist MPHN determine the funding each finalist receives.
Each audience member will be given a funding card and will be able to pledge set amounts to any of the finalist projects with totals tallied at the end of the night, MPHN CEO Melissa Neal said.
"First we have Live Life Get Active with a proposal to build supportive communities in Young and Griffith for people to participate in 10-week exercise and nutrition programs to address health concerns of obesity, diabetes and foster poster mental wellbeing," Ms Neal said.
"The second finalist is Balance Up Nutrition to deliver a program called 'Giz a break' to support young people aged between 14 and 16 years from farming families to participate in overnight camping excursions to Kosciusko National Park with the aim at developing positive coping strategies through participating in camp set-up and pack-down, cooking, hiking and fishing.
"Our last finalist is the Western Riverina Community College who want to develop a five-week program for older people living our western communities of Leeton, Narrandera, Griffith, Hay, Hillston and Lake Cargelligo, to help support their physical and mental health through exercise and nutrition programs."