Lo­cal Men’s Sheds to ben­e­fit from grants

Ovens & Murray Advertiser - - NEWS -

TWO lo­cal Men’s Sheds are among three in Indi to be awarded funds courtesy of the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment.

Ruther­glen and Wah­gun­yah, along with Baran­duda will re­ceive a to­tal of $12,800 un­der the lat­est round of the Na­tional Shed De­vel­op­ment Pro­gramme.

Last Fri­day, Lib­eral Se­na­tor for Victoria, Jane Hume, con­grat­u­lated the three sheds on their suc­cess­ful ap­pli­ca­tion for the grant.

“Like sim­i­lar sheds across Aus­tralia, the Baran­duda, Ruther­glen and Wah­gun­yah sheds of­fer sup­port to any lo­cal men who need a bit of space and some friendly, easy­go­ing com­pany,” Se­na­tor Hume said.

“Men are of­ten the last ones to make their health and well­be­ing a pri­or­ity.

“Men’s sheds are in­te­gral to the com­mu­nity so it’s im­per­a­tive that we do what we can to en­sure they get the sup­port they need and de­serve.

“These Men’s Sheds will be able to use the re­ceived gov­ern­ment grant on im­prove­ments like elec­tri­cal fit­tings or ex­tra doors and win­dows.”

Un­der new Prime Min­is­ter Scott Mor­ri­son the gov­ern­ment is in­vest­ing a to­tal of $5.1 mil­lion over three years to the na­tional men’s sheds move­ment.

The Men’s Shed grants pro­gramme pro­vides fund­ing for health im­prove­ment ac­tiv­i­ties, the pur­chase of tools and equip­ment, com­mu­nity projects and train­ing, and for build­ing main­te­nance and de­vel­op­ment.

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