The Turnbull Government is providing funding for Pittsworth Men’s Shed to upgrade the electrical wiring and other essential maintenance on their shed.
Member for Groom Dr John McVeigh said the funding will support the men’s physical and mental health and wellbeing.
“The Pittsworth Men’s Shed would help men particularly as they got older to connect with each other and prevent social isolation and preventable health conditions ” Dr McVeigh 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.
“The $7000 grant will mean a lot to the Pittsworth Men’s Shed members and the broader community and I congratulate them on their success.”
“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 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 ” Dr McVeigh said.
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