New funding grant for Laurieton and Kendall Men’s Shed

 

The Federal Coalition Government is providing funding for Laurieton and Kendall Men’s Shed to expand and improve their facilities.

 

Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie said the funding will support men’s physical and mental health and wellbeing.

 

“The $5,000 grant to Laurieton Men’s Shed and the $3,500 to Kendall Men’s Shed will mean a lot to their members and the broader community and I congratulate them on their success.”

 

Kendall Men’s Shed will use its funding to provide specialised  woodworking tools and equipment identified by members to enable additional activities, delivery of training and education to address health and safety.

 

Laurieton Men’s Shed will use the funds to provide specialised woodworking tools and equipment identified by members to expand  activities and produce quality products; improvements to Shed facility to address health, safety and storage

 

“Both Laurieton and Kendall Men’s Sheds help men, particularly as they get older, to connect with each other and prevent social isolation and preventable health conditions,” Dr Gillespie said.

 

“This funding round helps Men’s Sheds to buy tools and equipment, support community projects and training, maintain or develop their buildings, or create local activities to improve men’s health.

 

The Laurieton Men’s Shed has 150 members  offering a focus on health and wellbeing, woodwork, gardening, health seminars and information, metalwork, community projects, vehicle restoration, furniture repair and restorations, skills training such as computers, cooking, lifestyle seminars,community and personal projects, regular speakers, friendship and social activities and member outings.

 

The Kendall Men’s Shed has 109 members and has a strong focus on teamwork, improving skills, contribute to community such as maintaining the Kendall RSL Cenotaph Park and donated picnic tables, activities include woodwork, maintenance of RSL Cenotaph Park, many community projects; supports people in need, offering opportunities to learn new skills, come together to reduce social isolation, offers caring and friendly environment, excellent community links such as RSL, schools, Driver Reviver, local GP medical service.

 

“The $5,000 grant to Laurieton Men’s Shed and the $3,500 to Kendall Men’s Shed will mean a lot to their members and 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,” Dr Gillespie said.

 

This grant funding is part of the $5.1 million the Federal Coalition 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.

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BUDGET 2020

Economic Recovery Plan for Australia

 

2020 has been a year that none of us will forget.

 

After fires, floods and drought, our country was hit by COVID-19.

 

COVID-19 has resulted in the most severe global economic crisis since the Great Depression.

 

The Australian Government has committed unprecedented support to save lives, cushion the blow and help Australians remain in jobs.

 

This Budget sets out the next phase of our Economic
Recovery Plan.

 

For more information go to: http://www.nationals.org.au/budget2020