THE HON STEPHEN JONES MP
MINISTER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES
MEMBER FOR WHITLAM
MARK BUTLER MP
MINISTER FOR HEALTH AND AGED CARE
The George Cross Falcons Men's Shed has received a $3,500 grant from the Albanese Government through Round 25 of the National Shed Development Programme.
The grant funding will be used by the Men’s Shed to coordinate first aid training for more than a dozen people in Cringila.
Federal Government grants of up to $10,000 each will help a total of 131 Men’s Sheds across the nation to improve their facilities, buy tools and equipment, coordinate health-related training, and host events with a focus on men’s health issues.
There are approximately 1,300 Men’s Sheds across Australia offering thousands of men of all ages a safe place to meet, socialise, connect, and engage in meaningful community work.
Applications are currently open for the next round of grants of up to $10,000. Further grants are also available to replace or install defibrillators.
More information can be found via: www.mensshed.org/development-grants
Quotes attributable to Member for Whitlam, Stephen Jones:
“I’m so pleased the George Cross Falcons Men's Shed has received this $3,500 funding grant. There are more than 30 members who take part in social activities at the premises.”
“This local organisation plays a key role in improving the health and well-being of people in our community. Most importantly, they play a part in countering the isolation which some men in our community experience.”
Quotes attributable to Minister Mark Butler:
“Men’s Sheds are helping men and boys find mateship and social support to help them stay mentally and physically healthy.
“These grants are going towards some fantastic projects that will enable Men’s Sheds around the country continue to provide a supportive place where men can focus on their health and wellbeing.