Council is supporting the vital work of the Centenary Suburbs Men’s Shed in Seventeen Mile Rocks with more than $7,000 provided to the group to continue supporting local men doing it tough.
Jamboree Councillor Matthew Bourke said the Men’s Shed group was one of 11 across Brisbane benefiting from Council’s Men’s Shed Grants Program this year.
“Council is proud to support the Men’s Shed initiative in Brisbane, which provides a safe, supportive and friendly environment for men to gather, volunteer, work, and chat with like-minded people,” Cr Bourke said.
“This national initiative gives men the chance to learn new skills such as woodworking and mechanics, while at the same time learning about health programs and other social services available to them.
“These groups play an important role in strengthening community ties and providing new lifestyle and leisure opportunities for residents.
“Council’s grants program supports these groups by providing funding to improve their facilities, kick-start new projects or purchase new equipment and materials.
- The Centenary Suburbs Men’s Shed has received $7,574 for the purchase and installation of one industrial cabinet saw and mobile base.
Cr Bourke said the Centenary Suburbs Men’s Shed was a vital organisation in the community, providing support to men of all cultural and economic backgrounds across the Jamboree ward.
“Since Council initiated the Men’s Shed Grants Program in 2008, we have provided more than $850,000 in funding to 69 applicants across the city.”
For more information on the Men’s Shed Grants Program, visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or call Council on 3403 8888.