Narooma and Quaama blokes will now be able to sizzle some steaks and enjoy upgraded facilities Narooma and Quaama Men’s Sheds thanks to an $8650 investment from the Federal Government.
It was also announced this week that the Tuross Men’s Shed received a $5000 grant on its fifth anniversary.
Senator Fiona Nash said the funding at Narooma and Quaama would go towards an upright gas stove with gas burners and a refrigerator as well as provide materials and labour to stabilise and upgrade the property.
The Narooma Men’s Shed only recently opened its new kitchen area and so the new stove and fridge are eagerly awaited.
“Living in rural NSW, I know how important the Men’s Shed is for providing men with activities and support and for fostering strong community ties,” Senator Nash said.
“This funding round helps Men’s Sheds to buy tools and equipment, support community projects and training, maintain or develop their buildings, or create local activities to improve men’s health.
“I aim to help build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to, and investing in Men’s Shed helps do that.
“These Men’s Sheds serve their members and offer wood and metalwork, working with glass, photography, lapidary, forge work, social gatherings and community and health programs.
Members have an opportunity to pass their skills to others, learn new things, or just catch up regularly with other men in the community for a chat and a cup of tea.”
This grant funding is part of the $5.1 million the Federal Government has provided to the Australian Men’s Shed Association through to 2018-19 to support the national network of Men’s Sheds.
Details of all successful grant recipients from this National Shed Development Program funding round are available at www.mensshed.org
In other Narooma Men’s Shed news, the members are about to start getting out the annual Narooma Christmas whales.
The Narooma Men’s Shed would welcome any new ideas regarding how to assist the township with Christmas items. So get in contact with Steve on 4476 3492 or John on 4476 8096.
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