Men’s Shed grant for Tea Gardens Hawks Nest

Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie with Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Men’s Shed members.

 

THE Australian Government is continuing to support the health of men across the region by providing $2846 to Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Men’s Shed in the latest round of grant funding of the National Shed Development Programme.

Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie said Men’s Sheds play a vital role in preventing social isolation and mental 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,” Dr Gillespie said.

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“During the COVID-19 pandemic, many Australians, including the Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Men’s Shed turned to technology to stay connected with each other.

“This funding means that the Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Men’s Shed can buy new IT equipment and provide training to their members, allowing them to stay in touch through written media or audio and video connections.”

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 during the pandemic, members can stay in touch and continue to be providing meaningful contributions to their communities,” Minister Hunt 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 and boys.

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