Council lends hand to Indooroopilly Men's Shed
Friday, 2 March 2018
Council is supporting the vital work of the Indooroopilly Men's Shed with than $9,500 for the installation of a solar power system to reduce ongoing operational expenses and environmental impacts.
Councillor Julian Simmonds 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 Simmonds 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 for to improve their facilities, kick-start new projects or purchase new equipment and materials.
Cr Simmonds said the Indooroopilly Men’s Shed was a vital organisation in the community, providing support to men of all cultural and economic backgrounds across Walter Taylor.
“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.