01 June 2017

New funding for Ocean Grove Men’s Shed

I welcome the Turnbull Governments announcement of more than $2300 in funding for the Ocean Grove and District Men’s Shed.

The Ocean Grove and District men’s shed will receive $2335 for health improvement activities and the establishment of the Shed Health Resource Centre.

The community group will help men, particularly as they get older, to connect with each other and prevent social isolation and preventable health conditions.

The funding for Ocean Grove and District will mean a lot to local Men’s Shed members as well as 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.

This grant funding is part of the $5.1m the Turnbull 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.

I am delighted to deliver this funding to the Ocean Grove and District Men’s Shed which comes on the back of the $10,000 our government announced in June last year for a shed upgrade and $1341 for first aid safety.

30 May 2017