Peninsula men’s sheds set to apply for grants

Umina Men's ShedUmina Men's Shed open day. Image: Umina Men's Shed webpage.

Two men’s sheds on the Peninsula are set to apply for up to $10,000 in grants to help recover and build from the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown.

With the latest round of the national men’s shed development program opening recently for applications, both Peninsula Community and Umina Beach men’s sheds have said they are in the process of applying for the grant.

Categories available include a $5000 grant for any equipment needed to support the operation of the shed.

For any health and wellbeing, events or shed improvements, men’s sheds can apply for a maximum $8000 in funding.

Member for Robertson Lucy Wicks said the grant will provide financial support to set up and assist men’s sheds in the recovery period after the lockdown.

“Now more than ever, sheds offer men a critical avenue for social support and engagement,” Wicks said.

“This funding can help our sheds deliver programs with a strong health, wellbeing or safety focus.”

Due to the impact of COVID-19 on the community, the Australian Men’s Shed Association has said IT equipment and training will be prioritised to applicants who need increased connectivity.

Applications for the current funding round closes on Friday, November 27.

Media release, Oct 21
Member for Robertson Lucy Wicks