THREE Tamworth community groups have received a major boost thanks to the federal government.
OzFish Unlimited, Friends of Tamworth Regional Botanic Garden Incorporated and Tamworth Regional Landcare Association have will all receive funding via the government's Communities Environment Program.
OzFish Unlimited will receive $20,000 to aid in the fitting of trash racks to storm water outlets, to help reduce litter entering the water system, while Friends of Tamworth Regional Botanic Garden Incorporated will receive $5,000 to further develop an existing endangered species garden.
As for Tamworth Regional Landcare, the association will use its $13,707 for the eradication and management of black willows on the Macdonald River.
The main objective of this project is to remove the invasive weeds from the river bank and plant native trees and grasses to improve habitat for the endangered Bell's Turtle, platypus and native fish.
New England MP Barnaby Joyce said the combined $35,000 of funding was a sign of the government's commitment to community organisations.
"This program is all about harnessing the passion of grassroots community organisations to deliver practical local projects that directly improve our local environment," Mr Joyce said.
"I was very pleased with the high quality of applications received from our local community and environmental organisations, and their enthusiasm to undertake practical environmental projects."
A range of local community groups were eligible to apply for the funding and applications covered a variety of different projects.
"Community groups in Tamworth and across the New England are already delivering many fantastic environmental projects, whether it's planting trees, cleaning up local waterways, reducing litter or protecting native species," Mr Joyce said.
"This new funding will help further those outcomes and I look forward to working together to deliver these projects."