THE Yanchep Community Men’s Shed has successfully secured a $5000 grant while Butler MP John Quigley has agreed to be patron.
At the Two Rocks Yanchep Residents Association meeting on Monday, May one of Mr Quigley’s staff said he had attended the Yanchep Community Men’s Shed’s annual general meeting on May 21 and agreed to be patron of the group.
On Tuesday, May 23 Pearce MHR Christian Porter said the Yanchep Community Men’s Shed had been successful in the latest funding round under the Liberal Government’s National Shed Development Program.
“The Yanchep Community Men’s Shed committee has worked tirelessly in getting this important community facility up and running,” he said.
“It was great to be able to tell president Malcolm Gow that they had been successful in securing funds in this latest funding round.
“The $5000 grant will mean a lot to the newly established Yanchep Community Men’s Shed members and the broader community and I congratulate them on their success.
“This funding will assist the shed in setting up their shed and will allow them to purchase tools and equipment like bench saws, bench drills, an electric generator and kitchen equipment.
“I am delighted that the shed has received this funding because I know what a significant contribution men’s sheds make to the local community.”
Mr Porter said men’s sheds fostered a sense of community and helped enhance the physical and mental well-being of their members by providing a safe and friendly environment where men could work together on a variety of meaningful projects.
The grant 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.
The Yanchep Community Men’s Shed at 2/7 Glenrothes Cres, Yanchep is open during the week from 9am to noon.
Contact Malcolm on 0401 646 183 or John on 9561 61 61.