Saturday 25 May 2019

Men's sheds to benefit from funding

Brendan Keane

Funding of €23,000 is to be allocated to Men's Sheds across County Wexford to enable them purchase equipment and carry out minor works.

The funding is part of a €500,000 nationwide grant initiative to be distributed through the Department of Rural and Community Development.

There are 16 Men's Sheds in County Wexford and in welcoming the funding Minister Paul Kehoe encouraged them all to apply to the scheme.

'Men's Sheds provide a hugely important service in Wexford and create a space where men can discuss health issues while also engaging in purposeful activities,' he said.

He also highlighted that applications needs to be in by the end of August.

Gorey Guardian