Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Men’s Shed receives Funding Boost Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest by NOTA - December 18, 2016 Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Men’s Shed: Vic Logie, Graeme Watkins, Ian Robinson (President), Rob Hughes, David Gillespie, Ray Curtis, Jules Anseline, Grant Hickey, John Adkins Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie has announced Federal funding towards a local project at the Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Men’s Shed. Dr Gillespie announced $1622 to the Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Men’s Shed towards the costs associated with tools, equipment, community projects and training. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or [email protected] Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE The grant is part of $400,000 in national funding provided to more than 100 Men’s Sheds across Australia. “Men’s Sheds provide a place where men are able to work on meaningful projects at their own place in their own time and gather together in a safe, friendly and inclusive environment,” Dr Gillespie said. “They reduce social isolation, strengthen communities and contribute to improvements in the health of individual men, particularly the mental health of retired and older men.” Under the National Shed Development Programme, all Men’s Sheds in Australia can apply for up to $8,000 in funding, with priority given to sheds in rural and remote areas and in areas of disadvantage. The Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) manages the National Shed Development Program. AMSA will open the next round of funding for Men’s Sheds shortly. Details can be found at www.mensshed.org/home/.aspx Any enquires on the application process for the programme can be directed to AMSA via email at [email protected] or phone 1300 550 009.