The Coalition Government is providing funding for the Mannum Community Men’s Shed to install a new roof top air conditioner.
The air conditioner will not only offer welcome relief on hot days but also help to improve air quality and reduce dust.
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 $2,500 grant will mean a lot to the Mannum Men’s Shed members and the broader community and I congratulate them on their success,” said Mr Pasin.
The Mannum Men’s Shed members work with over 25 community organisations within the Mannum region meaning that not only does the program benefit those directly involved but many others in the community as well.
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