Kojonup and Cranbrook Men’s Sheds receive funding

30/7/2014

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP has congratulated the Kojonup and Cranbrook Community Men’s Sheds committees on successfully obtaining funding through the Australian Government’s National Shed Development Programme.

A grant for $2,200 will help the Kojonup Community Men’s Shed to purchase woodwork and metalwork tools and equipment while $5,500 will enable to Cranbrook Community Men’s Shed to replace the existing roof on the shed.

Mr Wilson said these two community men’s sheds are very deserving of the funding.

“Community men’s sheds largely cater for older, retired men and offer social, emotional and other benefits to men who participate in them.

“The culturally safe environment offered by men’s sheds is conducive to learning and sharing information, including health information,” he said.

The Kojonup Men’s Shed meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am to 2pm and every second Wednesday they have a social day for excursions, guest speakers or a barbecue.

Much of the equipment is donated and they are hoping to construct a purpose built community shed in the next few years to be shared with other local community groups.

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