Tooling up Northshore Men's Shed

A $5,000 Australian Government grant to help pay for new tools and equipment is set to boost membership and attendance at Brisbane’s Northshore Men’s Shed.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said supporting health and wellbeing in local communities is a high priority for the Australian Government.

“Men’s Sheds are a powerful tool in community efforts to address physical and mental health issues, particularly for older men, by giving them a space to have a cuppa and a chat while using their skills to really make a difference in our communities,” Mr McCormack said.

“I am pleased to be able to support the Northshore Men’s Shed’s efforts to continue providing opportunities for locals to get involved and make a positive impact.”

Federal Member for Brisbane, Trevor Evans, who visited the Shed today, said the new tools will help local men get involved in more handyman projects, attract new members and boosting friendships within the community.

“With this investment we are supporting a valuable community space, where members can build new skills, discuss health issues and socialise while undertaking projects that give back to the community,” Mr Evans said.

“Members have already completed some great projects including constructing toy boxes for sick kids at the local hospital and training teenagers in practical skills to volunteer overseas, and these new tools will be used by the Men’s Shed for years to come.”

This project is funded by the Australian Government investing $5,000 and the Northshore Men’s Shed contributing $623.

Sam Edwards