The region's health network has put the call out for community-driven projects aiming to improve community health and well-being for expectant mothers and children.
Applications have opened for the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network's (MPHN) Pitch Night, which plans to fund three projects with at least $25,000 in grant funding to help address the needs of communities across the Murrumbidgee region.
Last year's event saw two projects which now run in the MIA receive funding - with Live Life, Get Active running early morning cross-training and boxing classes at Ted Scobie Oval and the Western Riverina Community College receiving funds to run an 'Exceptional Ageing' program in areas such as Griffith, Leeton, Hay and Hillston.
Sharon De Valentin from the Exceptional Ageing program at the WRCC said the funding allowed the program to further expand and "change the lives of people".
"With the $25,000 we received at last year's Pitch Night we were able to deliver our Exceptional Ageing program to five locations," Ms De Valentin said.
MPHN CEO Melissa Neal said there will be a focus on maternal and child health for this year's pitches.
"We're looking for grassroots activities to address community health and well-being for expectant mothers, mothers up to 12 months after childbirth, and children up to 12 years old," Ms Neal said.
"This could address themes like getting people moving through exercise or physical activity, healthy eating, supporting mental health and well-being, and reducing harmful lifestyle behaviours like smoking and excessive alcohol consumption during pregnancy."
Applications for pitch submissions close at 3pm on April 2, with the three projects to receive funding scheduled to be invited to an event in Wagga Wagga on June 3.
For further information or to submit a pitch for funding consideration, you can visit the MPHN website here.