01 June 2017

New funding for Linton Men’s Shed

I welcome the Turnbull Governments announcement of more than $5900 in funding for the Linton and District Men’s Shed.

The Linton and District Men’s Shed will receive $5990 for tools, equipment, training and health improvement activities.

Equipment to be purchased includes a metal cut off saw, pedestal drill, table saw, dust extractor, respirators, hole saw, chisels, hand trolley and wood lathe attachments.

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 Linton 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.

31 May 2017