Ooranga Family Mobile Resource Unit and Spring Ridge Public School are chuffed after receiving $5000 each in grants.
The village's school will be using their funds to support families on their annual trip to Canberra, and Ooranga will use their grant to replace the kitchen at their Curlewis facility.
It's made possible by the seventh round of the Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities program, which has funded about 30 other organisations.
Ooranga executive officer Rebecca Dridan said the current kitchen was "really depreciated", and was looking forward "to being able to bring it into the 21st century".
"It's fabulous for our educators and children because the old space is quite literally falling apart and the taps don't work, so it will great to see a new facility in there," she said.
"It will complement the other project with the new toilet so hopefully in 2021 it'll be a fabulous space for early childhood education."
Ooranga received a federal government Drought Communities Program grant of $65,000 in August to build a new toilet for staff and kids at the preschool, replacing the old, outdoor building which is on a very heavy lean.
"It's really modernising the facilities we do use for early childhood education so we can provide a top quality service for the small communities," Ms Dridan said.
She said Tim and Camille Wannan, who use Ooranga's Boggabri venue, nominated them for the grant, which she was "really grateful" for.
"Ooranga really prides itself on being a community-based organisation not only with other services in the community but with our members ... and Tim and Camille have been a great supporter of us over the years," she told the NVI.
Work on the kitchen is set to begin early 2021, but the top priority was the toilet because, according to Ms Dridan, it "creates safety risks with children using the toot".
The funding program itself is delivered by the crop science division of Bayer, in partnership with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR).
FRRR chief executive officer Natalie Egleton said a consistent theme across nominations this year was a strong desire to boost morale and maintain community spirit in the face of drought.
"Local cotton growing communities, already dealing with the stresses of sustained drought, have told us of the additional strain caused by COVID-19 restrictions. For these groups, normal fundraising activities have been turned on their head with local businesses, already struggling to survive, unable to lend their support to these community organisations," Ms Egleton said.
"It's wonderful to have partners like Bayer to be able to help to alleviate some of their fundraising challenges as they work hard to keep their communities connected and address critical community needs."