Keith Pitt MP Federal Member for HINKLER

New funding grant for Coral Coast Men’s Shed

The Coalition Government is providing funding for Coral Coast Men’s Shed to upgrade its workshop facility.

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said the funding will support men’s physical and mental health and wellbeing.

“The Coral Coast Men’s Shed would help men, particularly as they got older, to connect with each other and prevent social isolation and preventable health conditions,” he 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.

“The $1,670 grant will mean a lot to the Coral Coast Men’s Shed members and the broader community and I congratulate them on their success.”

“Men’s Sheds provide a sense of community, a safe and friendly environment where men can work on meaningful projects at their own pace, in their own time, in the company of other men.”

“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,” Mr Pitt said.

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.

Authorised by Keith Pitt, Federal Member for Hinkler, 41b Woongarra Street, Bundaberg QLD 4670

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