The Australian Government is continuing to support the health of men in Wannon by providing $22,652 in the latest round of grant funding of the National Shed Development Programme.
Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan welcomed congratulated Ararat, Balmoral, Coleraine, Mortlake, Port Fairy and Stawell Men’s Sheds for their successful applications for the grant.
“Like similar sheds across Australia, the Men’s shed across Wannon offer great benefits to any local men who need a bit of space and some friendly, easy-going company,” Mr Tehan said.
“Men are talking about their health more and more, and the men’s shed provides a safe and friendly environment for them to do so. Men’s sheds are integral to the community, and the benefits to men’s health are widely acknowledged, Mr Tehan said.”
Minister for Health and Aged Care, Greg Hunt, said it was vitally important that Shed Members felt valued and remained connected to their community during a period that was difficult for many Australians.
“Our Government is committed to ensuring that even doing the pandemic, members can stay in touch and continue to provide meaningful contributions to their communities,” Minister Hunt said.
Regional Health Minister, Mark Coulton said there are more than 1,000 Men’s Sheds across the nation.
“Men’s Sheds play a vital role in preventing social isolation and mental ill-health. They offer thousands of men of all ages a safe and friendly environment where they can work on meaningful projects while building strong social connections,” Minister Coulton said.
Including today’s announcement, the Government has provided $6.4 million in grant funding to support Men’s Sheds since 2013.
Men’s Sheds are an integral part of their local communities. This Government will continue to support Men’s Sheds as part of our comprehensive approach to improving the health of Australian men.
|Ararat Men's Shed||Health & Well-being & Events: Desktop computer and multifunction printer; Shed Improvements: Installation of Euro maid electric stove and rangehood||$1,998|
|Balmoral Men's Shed||Tools & Equipment: Thicknesser, drill and driver set||$1,300|
|Colac Men's Shed||Dust extraction system||$6,000|
|Colac Woodcrafters Guild||Tools & Equipment||$1,400|
|Coleraine Men's Shed||Health & Well-being & Events: Laptop computer, TV, wall mount and cable, TV aerial - seminars, presentations and education||$2,170|
|Mortlake Men's Shed||Tools & Equipment: Elevated freestanding cooker||$2,000|
|Port Fairy Men's Shed||Shed Improvements: Replacement and installation of new 'Exit' and emergency lighting signs and updated switchboard||$3,784|
|Stawell Men's Shed||Tools & Equipment: Wood fast single-phase thicknesser, spiral head cutter||$4,000|