Wicklow Fine Gael TD Minister Simon Harris has today announced funding of €2,000 to support 14 Men’s Sheds.
The initiative will see grants of €2,000 provided to assist them with running costs such as electricity or insurance bills.
Minister Harris said: “Our Men’s Sheds provide an absolutely invaluable service in communities the length and breadth of the county of Wicklow.
“They help tackle isolation and provide a welcoming and comfortable space for men to come together and socialise.
“And as we enter the winter period, the supports that our Men’s Sheds provide are even more important.
“So I’m delighted to be in a position to support our Men’s Sheds with funding. This will assist our Men’s Sheds with grants of €2,000, which they can use to cover their running costs or carry out small improvements at their premises.”
Minister Harris added: “Our Men’s Sheds have gone from being a small organisation just a few years ago to a national representative body with over 400 members.
“I know that like any voluntary organisation, Men’s Sheds are facing larger bills due to the Cost of Living.
“And so I hope this funding will assist them over the winter months and help bring our Men’s Sheds from strength to strength.”
The following Men’s Sheds have received funding:
|Bray Men’s Shed|
|Rathnew Men’s Shed|
|Shelton Abbey Men’s Shed|
|Blessington Men’s Shed|
|Roundwood Men’s Shed|
|Tinahely Men’s Shed|
|Greystones Men’s Shed|
|Newtownmountkennedy & Newcastle Men’s Shed|
|Wicklow Men’s Shed|
|Arklow Men’s Community Shed|
|Baltinglass Men’s Shed|
|Kilcoole Men’s Shed|
|Vale of Avoca Men’s Shed|
|Purple House Cancer Care Mens Shed|