The Willum Warrain Aboriginal Men’s Shed has been awarded a grant of $2,357 from the Morrison Government for vital safety upgrades under round 17 of the Government’s National Shed Development Programme.
Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP today congratulated the Men’s Shed for its successful application for the grant.
“Like similar sheds across Australia, the Willum Warrain Aboriginal Men’s Shed offers support to any local men who need a bit of space and some friendly, easy-going company,” Mr Hunt said.
“Men are often the last ones to make their health and wellbeing a priority. It’s imperative that we do what we can to ensure they get the support they need and deserve.
The Morrison Government recognises these benefits and is investing a total of $5.1 million over three years to the national men’s sheds movement.”
Willum Warrain Men’s Shed will use its government grant to install important safety features, including a Defibrillator, First Aid Kit and Eye Wash Station
“Men are talking about their health more and more, and the men’s shed provides a safe and friendly environment for them to do so. Men’s sheds are integral to the community and the benefits to men’s health are widely acknowledged,” Mr Hunt said.
Heath Minister Greg Hunt said feeling part of a social group is important to our emotional and mental health.
“Every day Men’s Sheds across Australia and on the Mornington Peninsula, provide men with an opportunity for companionship and support within their community,” Minister Hunt said.
The Men’s Shed grants programme provides funding for health improvement activities, the purchase of tools and equipment, community projects and training, and for building maintenance and development.