New funding grant for Bute and Yorketown Men’s Shed
Posted on Friday, 13 October, 2017
Federal Member for
Grey Rowan Ramsey was pleased to announce Men’s Shed funding for Yorketown and
Bute Men’s Sheds.
Mr Ramsey said the
funding will support men’s physical and mental health and wellbeing.
“Clem’s Shed at
Yorketown and Bute Community Men’s Sheds help men, particularly as they get
older, to connect with each other and prevent social isolation and preventable
health conditions,” he said.
“This funding round helps Men’s Sheds to buy tools and
equipment, support community projects and training, maintain or develop their buildings,
or create local activities to improve men’s health.
“Clem’s Shed will
receive funding of $6039 to assist with the upgrade to the group’s facility
to address space, additional work area, health and safety.
“They will also be able to
purchase a thicknesser, hand held metal detector, combo drill and grinder seven
piece combo kit.
“The Bute Community Men’s Shed
will receive funding of $4546 to purchase equipment and training to
address Men's Shed Health & Safety.
“They will also purchase a dust
extraction system for woodworking area, First Aid kit and defibrillator
“This grant will mean a lot to the successful
Men’s Shed members and the broader community and I congratulate them on their
provide a sense of community, a safe
and friendly environment where men can work on meaningful projects at their own
pace, in their own time, in the company of other men.”
“Members have an
opportunity to pass their skills to others, learn new things, or just catch up
regularly with other men in the community for a chat and a cup of tea.”
This grant funding is
part of the $5.1 million the Federal Government has provided to the Australian
Men’s Shed Association through to 2018-19 to support the national network of
Details of all
successful grant recipients from this National Shed Development Program funding
round are available at www.mensshed.org.
Media contact: Leonie Lloyd-Smith 08 8633 1744
October 12 2017