€17,391 granted to Men’s Sheds in Kerry – Griffin

15/01/19

€17,391 granted to Men’s Sheds in Kerry – Griffin

€17,391 in Government funding has been granted to Men’s Sheds in Kerry, according to Minister for State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin

Minister Griffin has welcomed the funding announcement by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, which will benefit 11 Men’s Sheds in Kerry.

“It is really positive to see the Government supporting the The Irish Men’s Sheds Association which does fantastic work. I have seen first-hand the positive impact of their activities here in Kerry.

“Last Summer, my colleague Minister Ring allocated €500,000 under the Men’s Sheds stream of the Community Enhancement Programme to enable individual Sheds to update their facilities by purchasing equipment or by carrying out minor works to improve their shed.

“Each Local Authority area was then allocated funding and the application process was overseen by Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs) around the country.

“I am delighted to say that 11 Men’s Sheds in Kerry were successful in their applications.

“These groups will receive €10891 in funding to update and improve their facilities. For example, my local group in KC Menshed is to receive €1,500 to purchase a computer and printer for the shed and carry out repairs to the portacabin.

“Men’s Sheds are a great outlet for men in Kerry to connect with each other in their locality, to share their skills and to work together on community projects.

“Not only is this good for the health and wellbeing of the men themselves but it’s also of great benefit to the wider community. I will continue to support my local Men’s Shed and I strongly welcome the Government funding to assist their work.”

ENDS

For further information please contact Brendan on 087-6528841

 

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