Berrigan Men’s Shed gets a share of federal funds
Berrigan’s Men’s Shed is among several across the Farrer electorate to be allocated federal funding.
Along with Leeton and Howlong sheds, it received a share of $400,000 in grants.
The funding is designed to assist with the delivery of programs within local communities and in response to local needs, and is allocated under the National Shed Development Programme.
Funding applications can support items such as: Tools and equipment, purpose built workspaces, improvements to existing facilities, costs incurred to undertake activities that raise awareness of preventable health problems, promote or support the health and wellbeing of members and costs associated with provision of training, seminars or undertaking major community projects.
In promoting the recent grant announcements, Member for Farrer and Minister for Health Sussan Ley said the Men’s Shed Programme is providing benefits for the community at large.
‘‘Several of our communities are benefiting from the projects undertaken in the sheds and family ties are becoming stronger with happier and healthier men.
‘‘Men’s Sheds reduce social isolation, particularly for older men and men living in rural and remote areas, enabling positive social interactions, enhancing health and wellbeing in the men who attend.’’
A further funding round under the shed program is expected to be called soon, with details available at www.mensshed.org.