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East Gippsland Men's sheds encouraged to apply for grants up to $80,000 to improve facilities via 2022-23 Men's Shed Funding Program
Men's Sheds grants that support the establishment, expand or refurbish existing sheds across the state are now open.
Nationals State MP, Tim Bull, is encouraging East Gippsland Men's Sheds to consider applying for up to $80,000 of funding to carry out works to improve, build or extend facilities in East Gippsland." Men's Sheds play an important role in our community building on mateship and connectivity to improve social and mental health outcomes for the male participants," Mr Bull said.
While many Men's Sheds focus on woodworking projects due to popularity of the pastime, not all Men's Sheds decide to focus on these types of programs
Mr Bull said, "They offer a safe and productive place where men can get together, work on common and shared projects and form friendships while giving back to their community. This program assists men's sheds to cover building restoration to ensure the facility is fit for purpose."
One such project is the Twin Rivers Men's Shed, which was previously operating out of a shed on private property. "We are delighted that the members of this established Men's Shed will finally have a purpose-built facility located centrally near the Johnsonville Hall, after several years of planning and advocacy." Mr Bull said.
"This project has been a long time coming and is testament to the hardworking committee at Twin Rivers Men's Shed and I look forward to this exciting new project coming to fruition." Mr Bull continued.
Meeting locals' needs
The far east Men's Shed in Bemm River offers a unique program that meets the interests of its members. "The Bemm River Shedders enjoy making sausages to sell locally and share with their families," Mr Bull said.
"They have paved their own path and this shed is a prime example of an alternate program that meets the needs and interests of locals, and their sausages taste great! At the end of the day, it is important for men to have a place to go where they can feel free to have a cuppa and shoot the breeze with like-minded men. This grant fund helps these important projects become a reality," Mr Bull said.
For information about the 2022-23 Men's Shed Funding Program and how to apply visit the 'Men's Shed Program' website.
Pictures from Tim Bull MP website.
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