Seven Men’s Shed groups across Brisbane are set to receive funding from Brisbane City Council, as part of its 2019-20 Men’s Shed Grants Program, which will see more than 600 men supported.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Council had awarded more than $64,000 to the groups, with grants ranging from $2365 to $22,000, for establishment expenses, facility improvements and equipment purchases.
“Council is committed to supporting community organisations, like the Men’s Shed groups, which help foster an accessible and inclusive city,” Cr Schrinner said
“Men’s Sheds play an important role in providing safe, supportive and friendly environments for men of all ages to gather, work, volunteer and build friendships.
“At Men’s Shed, guys can learn new manual skills, connect with their community and access information about the health and wellbeing programs available to them.
“These seven groups provide support and community connection to 674 men in Brisbane, making their place in our society invaluable.”
The recipients of the 2019-20 Men’s Shed Grants Program are:
- Carina Men’s Shed: $4625 to purchase and install two water coolers, a recording system for security cameras and an upgraded router table for the workshop.
- Centenary Suburbs Men’s Shed: $22,000 to construct a working scale model traction engine.
- Dorrington Men’s Shed: $19,542 to purchase a CNC router/engraver for the unique application of 3D woodworking skills, to support specialised engraving methods on wood, metals and plastics.
- Forest Lake Men’s Shed: $6386 to build a storage shed to relocate equipment currently stored within the shed.
- Indooroopilly Men’s Shed: $2365 to purchase a spindle moulder to replace an ageing router table and increase safety, versatility and reduce noise levels, whilst providing a better finish to projects.
- Shed West Community Men’s Shed: $6451 to replace an old and well-worn woodworking lathe.
- Wynnum-Manly and Districts Men’s Shed: $3492 to replace corded electric and fuel-powered tools with battery-powered tools.
Cr Schrinner said the Men’s Shed Grants Program is one of many grants that Council offers to community groups and not-for-profit organisations.
“Council is committed to supporting not-for-profit and community organisations because of the important role they play throughout Brisbane to build resilient, connected, healthy and vibrant communities,” he said.
“It is just one of the many ways Council is making the Brisbane of tomorrow even better than the Brisbane of today.”
For more information, visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/grants phone Council on (07) 3403 8888.