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Hammering down at Howrah Men’s Shed

THE Tasmanian Government is hammering down its support and funding for Men’s Sheds across Tasmania, including the Howrah Men’s Shed.

Howrah Men’s Shed received a $4,980 grant to purchase tools and equipment.

Minister for Sport and Recreation Jacquie Petrusma said Men’s Sheds like Howrah were a valuable asset to the community.

“They play a very important role in promoting men’s health and wellbeing, and provide opportunities for skill sharing and intergenerational mentoring,” she said.

“I congratulate president John Bastick and the committee members of Howrah for their commitment, hard work and passion for improving men’s health and for providing such a welcoming and safe space for men to meet.”

Tasmania has the highest density of Men’s Sheds per capita in Australia.

Ms Petrusma said 33 Men’s Sheds throughout Tasmania would share in $125,000 worth of funding to support shed development and to deliver projects and programs that would benefit members and the wider community.

“The Tasmanian Government has recognised the vitally important role Men’s Sheds play in advocating for and supporting men’s health and wellbeing,” she said.

“The Government has delivered $374,918 for 107 Men’s Shed community focused initiatives over the past three years.”

The Government has provided $125,000 under the 2018-19 Grants Program, with applicants able to apply for grants for capital works, tools, equipment, member training and community initiatives.

Caption: Howrah Men’s Shed has received a $4,980 grant from the Tasmanian Government to purchase new tools and equipment.