Tamworth Mens Shed can now say 'let there be light' after receiving funds to help them install lighting and electrical work.
The group received an $1800 boost from the National Shed Development Program, a move welcomed by New England MP Barnaby Joyce.
The Australian Government money will go towards improvements from things spanning electrical connections to storage shipping containers.
President David Greenland said the blokes had been walking around with torches and phone lights.
He said having this money will help brighten things up not only literally but also metaphorically.
"It gives us all a bit of a lift, and bit of a boost," he explained.
We have to take a torch or use a mobile torch, so we wont be wandering around in the dark any more - we will have 2020 vision.David Greenland
"At the moment [storage areas] are all dark caverns, with no lighting so it's very dark.
"We have to take a torch or use a mobile torch, so we wont be wandering around in the dark any more - we will have 2020 vision."
After having about a 14 week forced hiatus from COVID-19 restrictions, since doors have opened more men have reached out for that renowned camaraderie.
"When we started back up, our membership immediately grew," Mr Greenland explained.
"What we find is that the Mens Shed, it means more to the mens' community than what they let on."
Mr Joyce said the grant will help the men "get on doing what they do best - crafting unique, handmade items in the company of good mates".
"I congratulate the Tamworth shed on its grant and know the contributions of its members will leave a lasting legacy on the health and wellbeing of the entire community."