Farrer MP Sussan Ley has welcomed the latest round of funding support for Men’s Sheds in her electorate as part of the National Shed Development Program*.

“This funding will provide our sheds with a wide range of needs, from items like ear plugs for hearing protection to desktop computers, through to solar panels to help cut the power bill.”

“Men’s Sheds play a vital role in preventing social isolation and offer hundreds of men in Farrer a safe and friendly environment where they can work on projects and build strong social connections,” Ms Ley said.

A list of the latest successful applicants under the program follow.

  • Balranald Men’s Shed – $7500
    Shed Improvements: including a dust extraction system supply and installation
  • Barham Koondrook Men’s Shed – $1810
    Health & Wellbeing events plus laptop and webcam
  • Coleambally Men’s Shed – $7000
    Shed Improvements: including a 6KW solar system with 5KW 3 phase inverter
  • Thurgoona Men’s Shed – $1280
    Health & wellbeing events plus PPE including earmuffs, gloves, safety glasses, vests & hard hats
  • Koori Men’s Shed (Albury-Wodonga) – $1860
    Health & wellbeing events: desktop computer, software
  • Darlington Point Men’s Shed – $1245
    Tools & Equipment: including a speed-variable wood lathe

Men’s Sheds are an integral part of local communities and the Government will continue to support these facilities as part of our comprehensive approach to improving the physical and mental wellbeing of Australian men.

For more details go to the National Shed Development Program weblink. Pictured: the team at the Deniliquin Men’s Shed which received a recent Volunteer’s Grant.