15 Men’s Sheds across Wicklow will receive grants of up to €3,000.
The funding received will help support each shed with costs such as heating, electricity, and insurance bills.
Minister Heather Humphreys made the announcement today, saying “The emergence of our Men’s Sheds has been a hugely positive development for communities right across Ireland. They help tackle isolation and provide a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment where men of all ages can come together to socialise, share skills and work on meaningful projects.“
“As we enter the winter months, the supports that our Men’s Sheds provide are more important than ever. I’m therefore delighted to announce this new €1 million initiative, which will see 435 Men’s Sheds supported with grants of up to €3,000.“
“This funding builds on last year’s fund of €800,000 to support Men’s Sheds, and just shows the long term commitment to Men’s Sheds from this government.”
The sheds receiving the funding are Tinahealy, Vale of Avoca, Greystones, Newtown & Newcastle, Kilcoole, Wicklow, Bray, Baltinglass, Kilcoole Lodge Nursing Home, Blessington, Arklow, Rathnew, Roundwood, Rathdrum, and Shelton Abbey.