Men’s Shed gets grant

Isis Town and Country - - News -

THE Childers Dis­trict Men’s Shed As­so­ci­a­tion re­cently re­ceived two fan­tas­tic grants from the Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment Na­tional Shed De­vel­op­ment Pro­gram.

Each year the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment grants ap­prox­i­mately $800,000 to the Aus­tralian Men’s Shed As­so­ci­a­tion in the form of de­vel­op­ment grants.

“Men’s Shed ap­plied ear­lier in the year for three that were avail­able and to our de­light we were suc­cess­ful in two of them,” pres­i­dent Rob Dight said.

“One grant of $6500 will help pay for suit­able path­ways and ramps for dis­abled ac­cess as well as some in­ter­nal fit-out works.

“The sec­ond grant of $1500 is to be used for the pur­chase of tools and equip­ment.

“Men’s Shed are over the moon as these grants will help pro­vide a great venue for the mem­bers to ex­pe­ri­ence what a Men’s Shed is re­ally all about.

“Yes, we’ve had some hic­cups and de­lays but re­main con­fi­dent we will soon be able to get on with build­ing the Shed.

“The com­mit­tee and mem­bers thank the Aus­tralian Men’s Shed As­so­ci­a­tion for its sup­port in help­ing us achieve our goals.

“We look for­ward to a long as­so­ci­a­tion with them in the fu­ture.”

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