Many local businesses and community organisations have received much needed funding from Gunnedah Shire Council's 356 Small Grants.
Ooranga Family Mobile Resource Unit Association, Gunnedah and District Pony Club, and Gunnedah Meals on Wheels were just some of the funding recipients.
Ooranga's director Rebecca Dridan was "so pleased" when she found out her funding application was approved, and said she would be using the $4000 in funding to create an online early childhood hub.
"We're looking to develop an early childhood network with interested parties from across the community like community services, early childhood services, health, public schools and private schools ... anyone that is interested in the development of young children," Ms Dridan said.
"There's a very large number of services available for young families, but sometimes it's difficult to find the service you need and also to lobby for services and needs that aren't being met.
"If there's someone who has a bee in their bonnet for assisting young children and meeting their best potential then we would like them to be part of this process."
Gunnedah and District Pony Club secretary Di Hobden said the $4000 in funding the club received would be used towards buying a custom-fitted golf buggy for its Safe Rider Program.
The golf buggy will be equipped with first aid equipment so club members are able to access first aid quickly if needed.
"We're very excited, it'll be good for our club. The showground is a large mass of land and to cover it efficiently will be fantastic," Ms Hobden.
"We've been waiting for this for a long time [and] we hope it'll entice new members to the club."
Gunnedah Meals on Wheels will be using its funding of almost $2800 for a computer server to "support registration and governance obligations".
Manager Katelyn Fuller said the group was "very grateful to receive the money" and it would make things a lot easier.
"We're a growing business and we need that server in there to make our work easier," Ms Fuller said.
"It's excellent that we received the funding."
Other community organisation recipients:
- Gunnedah West Rotary Club
- Kelvin Hall Committee
- Curlewis CWA
- Gunnedah Family Support
Other sporting organisation recipients:
- Gunnedah Rugby Club
- Gunnedah Netball Association
- Gunnedah Motoring Enthusiasts
- Gunnedah Poultry Club