Some of Manilla's most vulnerable residents will be able to get out and about, thanks to a $130,000 NSW Health grant.
The money - a one-off grant - will be used to purchase a new community bus, to replace the current outdated vehicle.
Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson said the new bus will "have a wider aisle and have more legroom, replacing the current vehicle that challenges the older residents of the town".
"This is great news for those Manilla residents who have been campaigning for a number of years to replace their community bus," he said.
"The current vehicle has been difficult to use for some of the older residents because of the narrow aisle and seats with smaller areas of legroom.
"I'd like to commend these residents for their efforts and congratulate them for their fantastic community spirit.
Groups that use the community bus include the CWA, the Men's Group, the Sunday school, Manellae Lodge and hospital residents, the Auxiliary and VIEW clubs.
"The new bus will be more comfortable and have wheelchair access at the rear of the vehicle," Mr Anderson said.
"Manilla has a passionate community with an aging population and the importance of community connection is paramount and this bus will add further support."