ABERDEEN Pre-Schoolers have given a new funding grant the "thumbs up".
The early childcare facility recently received $8392 to resurface its bike track, thanks to the Australian Government's Stronger Communities Program (SCP).
Other round five recipients included the Scone Aero Club, who pocketed $20,000 for an upgrade to its building and amenities facilities; and Scone Arts and Crafts, who benefitted to the tune of $2500 to refurbish the organisation's hall.
"We're delighted," Aberdeen Pre-School director Sharon Jordan said.
"The money is very welcome - and half of what we needed.
"We also got drought assistance and raised funds for the rest of the project.
"There are severe cracks in the track.
"So, we can now reseal it.
"The kids utilise it every day.
"Without it, we'd be lost."
New England MP Barnaby Joyce said the latest grants would provide much-needed economic stimulus at a time when communities in drought need it most.
"Scone is quite clearly a town on the move, with big investment in roads and community infrastructure a clear sign that it has a promising future ahead," he explained.
"These grants, which form part of a $150,000 direct investment in towns and villages right across the electorate, are integral to supporting that."