Two community groups in Barraba will share $19,460 in State Government funding under the Community Building Partnership program Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson announced today.


Mr Anderson said the Barraba Pastoral Agricultural and Horticultural Association Inc. were successful in obtaining a $12,000 grant to refurbish the cattle handling facility at the showground, while the Nandewar Historical Society Inc. has received $7,460 to remove and replace their antique picket fence.  


“The Barraba Showground offers important social and economic benefits to our community which is why providing this funding is vital to allow these assets to be maintained and improved now and into the future,” Mr Anderson said.


“Community groups ensure that our region keeps ticking along which is why we support them with these one off grants.


“The Historical Society is trying to slowly make improvements as well and replacing the fence will give a fresh look for events that are held there.”


The organisations are two of 18 groups in the Tamworth electorate that shared in a total of $300,000.


“Each year we encourage community groups to get their applications in because it’s a great opportunity to see more funding come into our region.


“While not every project can get funding I encourage groups to get their applications in so that they have the best chance at receiving a grant.


“This grassroots funding will directly benefit our community and will deliver vital new infrastructure and help pay for much-needed improvements.”


Further details of the program and all successful grants funded for the 2017 program can be found at

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