Men’s Shed Grants Program Proves Its Worth For Tasmania

Men’s Shed Grants Program Proves Its Worth For Tasmania

Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman

Men’s Shed Grants Program Rolled Out

Victor P Taffa

The Hodgman Tasmania State Government is committed to rebuilding essential services and that is why we are investing in Men’s Sheds, Premier Will Hodgman said.

“The first round of the Tasmanian Men’s Shed Association (TMSA) Grants Program has been announced with 15 Men’s Sheds to share in $50,000.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The funding will support the development of the sheds, including minor works for the expansion of sheds, the purchasing of new equipment and member training and education. The grants will support sheds in all regions, from Queenstown to St Helens and the Central Coast to Port Cygnet.” Mr. Hodgman said.

A second grant round will open in February 2015.

Tasmania’s 42 Men’s Sheds are an incredibly valuable community asset with more than 4,000 regular members across the state.

“The Hodgman Tasmania State Government is committed to supporting the sustainable development of Men’s Sheds in Tasmania. Men’s sheds are a valuable community asset that provides a safe, supportive environment where men form friendships, learn skills and help out the local community.”

“We will ensure the ongoing community and economic contribution of the Men’s Sheds by delivering an additional $555,000 over the next three years.” Mr. Hodgman said.

 

Successful Applicants

 

TMSA Member Purpose of Grant Amount funded
Kingborough Community Garden and Men’s Shed Incorporated Carport extension to existing metalwork workshop $4,545.45
Port Sorell Men’s Shed* Purchase of sander and belt $2,256.18
Tresca Community Centre* Purchase of 15” professional Thicknesser $2,699.00
West Moonah Community Shed Purchase of various tools and equipment $4,577.00
Central Coast Community Shed – Men’s Shed Purchase of Metalcraft Toolkit $4,385.00
Northern Suburbs Community Centre Purchase of compressor and compressor tools equipment $2,007.20
The Living Boat Trust Inc First aid training, shipboard safety training, power board licence course, and safety boat operation course $4,720.00
Pete’s Community Workshed Replacement of machinery and tools $4,933.44
Port Cygnet Men’s Shed Purchase of various tools and equipment $3,016.00
St Helens Men’s Shed* Purchase of various tools and equipment $1,905.00
Central Men’s Shed* Shipping container for storage $2,420.00
Queenstown Men’s Shed Purchase of various tools and equipment $4,505.00
Devonport Men’s Shed Purchase of various tools and equipment $1,650.00
Beaconsfield Men’s Shed Purchase of various tools and equipment $2,883.00
Burnie Tool Shed* Purchase of various tools and equipment $2,519.90
* indicates part-funding TOTAL FUNDING ALLOCATED: $49,022.17