Three community-focused projects in Junee have been granted a total of $60,000 by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.
The funding comes as part of the Investing in Rural Community Futures fund, with the largest portion awarded to Junee Business and Trades (JBT), as well as going towards the Broadway Museum and Junee Community Centre.
JBT will use their funding to appoint a part-time community liaison officer for 12 months. The officer will focus on liaising with not-for-profit committees, fostering collaboration, developing a quarterly newsletter and a community directory.
JBT chairperson Tony Butt said the funding would have a significant benefit for the community.
"It will help all of the little community groups secure further grants and get things into motion, as well as having someone in the lead to coordinate groups with the same agenda that may not be able to be heard as well on their own, but when combined, can achieve what they put their minds to," he said.
"We will definitely be working on trying to keep the CLO on for longer than the 12-month period, but we will see how it goes."
Broadway Museum curator Shirley Hart said their portion of the funding would help modernise their facilities.
"We had applied for a new computer for the mosaic system in the first place, which was about $1500 so hopefully that will be how we spend the money," she said.
"We are very much due for an upgrade, our current computer is working but could be better so we are glad to have that now."
The FRRR funding will work towards boosting the town's resilience and community collaboration to create the framework for a brighter future.