The Coalition Government is providing funding for the Keith Men’s Shed for tools, equipment and training.
Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the funding being awarded to Men’s Sheds around the country will support men’s physical and mental health and wellbeing as well as having flow on benefits to the wider community.
“Men’s Sheds help men, particularly as they get older, to connect with each other and prevent social isolation and preventable health conditions,” Mr Pasin 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.
“Men’s Sheds 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 others.”
“Members have an opportunity to pass their skills onto others, learn new things, or just catch up regularly with other men in the community for a chat and a cup of tea,” Mr Pasin said.
“The $2,834 grant will mean a lot to the Keith Men’s Shed members and the broader community and I congratulate them on their success,” said Mr Pasin.
The funding will be used to purchase a hammer drill, mobile grinder, circular saw, jig saw, drill press, bench grinder, spanner set, 25 piece drill set, mig welder, socket and spanner set, air compressor and fire extinguishers.
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 Men’s Sheds.
Details of all successful grant recipients from this National Shed Development Program funding round are available at www.mensshed.org.
Contact: Charlotte Edmunds – 8531 2466