David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Leyburn and District Men’s Shed receives $2500

May 20, 2021

The Leyburn and District Men’s Shed will purchase life-saving equipment thanks to a much-needed Federal Government grant, Maranoa MP David Littleproud said.

“Under the National Shed Development Programme, the Leyburn and District Men’s Shed will receive $2500 to purchase a defibrillator, fire extinguisher, fire blanket and thermometer,” Mr Littleproud said.

“Leyburn and District Men’s Shed members freely give their time and expertise to help the community and share skills and knowledge with anyone keen to learn wood and metal working and help with community projects.

“The Men’s Shed initiative plays an important role in our community as it provides practical and social benefits for members and the broader community.

“Men’s Shed provides a welcoming environment where men – of all ages – can learn new skills, make friends, be involved in volunteer work, or you can just drop in for a cuppa and a yarn.

“Research suggests many men from the bush don’t feel comfortable using structured health and support services, so Men’s Shed helps them connect with local services to improve mental and general health as well as being involved in the community.”

Including today’s announcement, the Government has provided $6.4 million in grant funding to support Men’s Sheds across Australia since 2013.

“This funding helps Men’s Sheds to buy tools and equipment, support community projects and training, maintain or develop their buildings, or create local activities to improve men’s health and I congratulate the Leyburn and District Men’s Shed for their commitment to the community,” Mr Littleproud said.