The Collie Men’s Shed will receive $3000 under the Morrison Government’s National Shed Development Program to support men’s health and well being.
Federal Member for O’Connor welcomed the funding, which will be used to purchase an automatic dust extraction system.
“Now more than ever, Men’s Sheds offer men a critical avenue for social support and engagement and to stay connected to their communities,” Mr Wilson said.
“To stay healthy, we need to do regular activities with the people around us, and our local men’s shed has become a focal point for the Collie community.
“The Government remains committed to supporting men’s sheds and encouraging men to meet up and get involved with meaningful community projects.”
Mr Wilson said he was very pleased the Collie Men’s Shed has received continued support from the Federal Government, following on from a $9000 grant for a new dust-free room as part of the Stronger Communities Program in 2019.
More than 6,000 men across Australia are expected to benefit from the program, with 121 men’s sheds receiving funding under this round.
Since 2013, the Government has provided $5.4 million through the National Shed Development program to support men’s sheds across Australia.