The Australian Government is continuing to support the health and wellbeing of men in Grey electorate through grants of more than $27,000 under the 20th funding round of the National Shed Development Programme.
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey welcomed the decision by the Australian Government to award the five Men’s Sheds around Grey with funding.
“I’m pleased Men’s Sheds in Cleve, Owen, Streaky Bay, Booleroo Centre and Whyalla will now be able to undertake projects, purchase resources and make improvements to their facilities with this funding,” he said.
“Now more than ever, Men’s Sheds offer men a critical avenue for social support and engagement.
“Men’s sheds provide a place where men can feel included and safe. The aim of men’s sheds is to improve the health and wellbeing of their members.
“To stay healthy, we need to do regular activities with the people around us, and our local men’s shed has become a focal point for their local communities.”
In Grey successful applicants were-
Cleve Men’s Shed $5600 for Health & Wellbeing & Events: Eyre Peninsula Field Days x 3 days-Men’s Health & Well Being, banners, signs, flags, pull up banners, table,chairs, healthy food barbecue, scales, health resources, whiteboards, TV and PA and shed improvements.
Owen Men’s Shed $5050 for Shed Improvements: Sealed concrete floor, connect power from existing pole, supply and connection of meter, wiring and power points.
Streaky Bay Men’s Shed $4935 for Tools & Equipment: Pro Master Chevington metalcraft workshop and freight.
Booleroo Centre and District Men’s Shed $6500 Shed Improvements: Enclose area to develop dedicated metalwork shop.
Whyalla Men’s Shed $5000 Tools and Equipment- saw top table saw.
Minister for Health Greg Hunt said that belonging to a social group was vitally important for emotional and mental health.
“Men’s Sheds are a fantastic way for men to stay connected with their communities,” Minister Hunt said.
“The Government remains committed to supporting men’s sheds and encouraging men to meet up and get involved with meaningful community projects.”
Since 2013, the Government has provided $5.4 million through the National Shed Development programme to support men’s sheds across Australia.
Media Contact: Leonie Lloyd-Smith 08 86331744 July 22, 2020