Cash boost for Appin and Airds men’s shed projects

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Appin Men’s Shed and the Airds Bradbury Men’s Shed have been selected to receive $3,300 and $6000 in funding through the National Shed Development Program.

The Sheds were two of 102 organisations selected for funding in round seven of the national program.

Federal Member for Macarthur Russell Matheson said the Appin Men’s Shed and Airds Bradbury Men’s Shed were great assets to the local community and worthy recipients of the grants.

“Appin Men’s Shed has been successful in the Tools and Equipment Category and will use the funding to purchase woodwork and metal work tools to help attract new members to the shed,” Mr Matheson said.

“The Airds Bradbury Men’s Shed was successful in the Building Maintenance and Development Category and will use the funding to purchase a colourbond awning and guttering for the Shed.

“I’d like to congratulate the members of both Men’s Sheds on the great work they do in our community and for being successful in this round of funding.

“Men’s Sheds are a very important part of our community. So it’s important they continue to receive the financial support needed to support so many men in the Macarthur region.”

The Australian Men’s Shed Association administered this funding program which provides direct financial assistance to Sheds in response to the needs of the Shed and the local community.

All Sheds are eligible to apply for grants for a maximum of $8,000 across three funding categories: Tools and Equipment; Building Maintenance and Development; and Shed Activities and Programs. Sheds can apply for funding in more than one category.



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