Another annual contribution from Gunnedah Shire Council will keep two local organisations on their feet.
Councillors voted at last Wednesday's council meeting to contribute funds to the Gunnedah Rural Museum and the Yallambee Home for the Aged to help with their operational costs.
The council will contribute a total of $8000 to the rural museum to help with servicing their toilets and for building and contents insurance for a further period of three years.
It will also contribute $1600 to Yallambee to offset the organisation's water bills for a further period of three financial years.
Museum president Owen Tydd said he "can't say enough" about the "good relationship" they had with the council.
"The council has been very, very good to us. We are financially supported to a certain extent, and I feel we contribute something back to the society of Gunnedah, too," Mr Tydd said.
"We assist the council and town because we're a tourist attraction."
Mr Tydd said he and his fellow volunteers were looking forward to opening up six days a week soon, as they had been open by appointment only for a while.
The museum will be shut on Wednesdays as it's the day the Men's Shed members get together.
"There are quite a few old people there that are COVID susceptible and we decided to for at least a month, kind of a trial period, to keep it shut on Wednesday," he told the NVI.
"A lot have needed companionship over the COVID period. There's a fairly big area in the Men's Shed area and we have plenty of room to socially distance there."
He said the volunteers had attended a get-together on Wednesday to discuss the new COVID-19 rules that would need to be in place.
"Those who assist the visitors going through came to learn how to sanitise properly and how people have to officially socially distance," he said.
"We've got to put more sanitising stations in and we have got a record of who's there but we have to set that up so volunteers can accurately note who's coming through."
The rural museum is set to re-open to the public on Saturday.