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$1.62m boost for NSW Men’s Sheds

The NSW Government has promised substantial funding of $1.62m into supporting local men’s sheds.

In partnership with the Australian Men’s Shed Association and NSW Men’s Shed Association, the funding is part of a stimulus package to support local communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

More than 20 men’s sheds in Sydney and regional areas will benefit.

“Men’s Sheds provide places where men can make friends, learn new skills and give back to their community,” said the Minister for Lands and Water, Kevin Anderson.

“They allow community members from all backgrounds to come together and work on meaningful projects, sharing their skillsets at their own pace, in their own time and in the company of others.

“Men’s Sheds help improve the wellbeing of members, by giving them a purpose, a safe place to talk, share meaningful activities and access health information and resources.”

For all enquiries, please email AMSA on [email protected]

The Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) is the peak body representing more than 930 Men’s Sheds. There are 377 sheds in NSW and about 20,000 members. 

Australian Men's Shed Association NSW President John Sharples said the upgrades would empower men and create renewed interest in the initiative.

“By improving infrastructure and making workplaces better and safer, we will be able to create a supportive environment that provides opportunities for members to contribute to their Men’s Shed and the wider community.”

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