Grant boost for Wee Waa Men’s Shed

A $4,000 Nationals-Liberal Government grant for the Wee Waa Men’s Shed will enable the purchase of a 300mm cabinet saw with sliding table.

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the grant will support the physical and mental health and well-being of the 19 Men’s Shed members in the town.

“The Wee Waa Men’s Shed helps men, particularly as they get older, to connect with each other and avoid social isolation and preventable health conditions,” he 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 $4,000 grant will mean a lot to the Wee Waa Men’s Shed 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,” Mr Coulton said.

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