Mar 2019

Kennedy Men's Sheds thrive with funding injection

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KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is thrilled to welcome more than $30,000 in grants for four Men’s Sheds in his electorate.

Cardwell Shed Inc received $9,800, Herberton Men’s Shed was awarded $7,000, Mareeba Men’s Shed $6,500 and Ravenshoe Men’s Shed $10,000 under the National Shed Development Programme.

The funding covers the purchase of tools, equipment, community projects, training, building maintenance and development and health improvement activities.

For the Cardwell Shed, the money will go towards a defibrillator, shipping container and electrical upgrade; Herberton’s grant will fund a storage container; Mareeba’s money will help install a 6kW solar PV system; and Ravenshoe’s grant will be used to upgrade electrics, replace the sidewalk and buy a cordless drill set.

The announcements come just months after the Charters Towers Men’s Shed was granted $7,864 under the Seeds of Renewal Program, announced by ANZ and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR).

Mr Katter helped secure the grant by writing a letter of support for the Men’s Shed, and has been a strong supporter of the initiative.

“We have long supported the Men’s Shed in its efforts to increase community participation and help make communities stronger,” he said.

“Improving the work spaces of the men will greatly benefit the Men’s Shed members and their various invaluable projects.”

He said looking after the wellbeing of the male population was extremely valuable, particularly in rural and regional farming communities.

“Supporting the wellbeing of people in the communities throughout my electorate, particularly men, is of utmost importance and we support any endeavour to help boost it.”

Note: Picture supplied features Bob alongside members of the soon-to-be launched ‘Tom Braes Shed’ in Mareeba.

Contact Details

P: (07) 4061 6066
F: (07) 4061 6566
Visit: Cnr Edith and Owen St
Post: PO Box 1638
Innisfail, Qld 4860

Mount Isa
P: (07) 4743 3534
F: (07) 4743 0189
Visit: 42-44 Simpson St
Post: PO Box 2130
Mount Isa, Qld 4825

(when Parliament is sitting)
P: (02) 6277 4978
F: (02) 6277 8558

Local Call within the electorate
P: 1300 301 942

Email: Bob.Katter.MP@aph.gov.au