Photo Caption: Member for Parkes Mark Coulton has announced more than $30,000 in Federal Government funding has been awarded to Men’s Sheds in the Parkes electorate, including Copper City Men’s Shed in Cobar.
More than $30,000 in Federal Government funding has been awarded to Men’s Sheds in the Parkes electorate under the latest round of the National Shed Development Programme.
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the grants range from $3,000 through to $8,000 and will be used by the Men’s Sheds to buy tools and equipment and fund shed improvements.
“I’ve long been a proud supporter of the Men’s Shed movement because Sheds play a vital role supporting the health and wellbeing of men in my electorate,” Mr Coulton said.
“In many parts of the bush, local Men’s Sheds are fast becoming one of the most important groups – one where members make important social connections and serve their community.
“That’s why I’m thrilled that five new grants will better support Men’s Sheds in Cobar, Gilgandra, Lightning Ridge, Boggabilla and Warren.
“Now more than ever, Men’s Sheds offer men a critical avenue for social support and engagement.”
More than 6,000 men across Australia are expected to benefit from the programme, with 121 Men’s Sheds receiving funding under the latest round.
The Government has been supporting Men’s Shed since 2013 through the National Shed Development programme. Two grant rounds are available every year – for more information, visit www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/national-shed-development-programme-nsdp
Parkes electorate funding details – National Shed Development Programme
|Copper City Men’s Shed Cobar||Tools & Equipment: Heavy duty timber band saw, freight||$3,000|
|Gilgandra Men’s Shed||Shed Improvements: 4.2 phase 3 solar array system-27 panels||$7,000|
|Lightning Ridge Men’s Shed||Shed Improvements: 2 x 20′ containers, freight||$8,000|
|Northern Gomeroi Men’s Shed Boggabilla||Health & Wellbeing & Events: First Aid kit, snake bite kit, eye wash, chemical storage, safety glasses, goggles, ear muffs, safety signage;
Tools & Equipment: Hand held tools, garden equipment, battery power tools, welder
|Warren Men’s Shed||Shed Improvements: Air conditioning for kitchen/meeting area, cladding to complete Shed repairs||$6,600|