The Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts and the Greater Lowell Community Foundation are accepting applications for grant funding from the Nashoba Valley Community Healthcare Fund through Oct. 25.

The fund's purpose is to advance the community health of residents in thirteen communities: Ashby, Ayer, Bolton, Dunstable, Groton, Harvard, Lancaster, Littleton, Lunenburg, Pepperell, Shirley, Townsend and Westford.

Grant awards will range from $5,000 up to $20,000 and should be appropriate to the scale of the project and demonstrate a "wise and prudent use of funds" noted Phil Grzewinski, president of the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts.

Priority will be given to, but not limited to, proposals pertaining to: prevention of health problems, access to health care, elder health, youth and adolescent health, mental health, use of technology and health care service provision

Additional information is available at cfncm.org.