Local Men’s Shed Groups To Benefit From State Funding

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Men’s Shed Groups across Tipperary are set to benefit from a new funding from the Government.

€1 million is to be made available for the 435 Men’s Sheds in operation including 16 in county Tipperary.

Grants of up to €3,000 are now available to help with running costs such as heating, electricity and insurance bills.

The individual grants will be distributed to the Men’s Sheds via its representative body, the Irish Men’s Sheds Association (IMSA), through an application process which includes qualifying criteria for the fund.

Minister Heather Humphreys says “The emergence of our Men’s Sheds has been a hugely positive development for communities right across Ireland as they help to tackle isolation and provide a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment where men of all ages can come together to socialise, share skills and work on meaningful projects.

Enda Egan, CEO of the Irish Men’s Sheds Association, says “The Men’s Shed movement was hit very hard by the Covid pandemic with weekly attendance numbers falling from 10,000 pre-covid to approximately 6,000 currently.

The 16 Men’s Sheds in Tipperary are located as follows –
Tipperary town(the first in Ireland), Cashel, Ballagh, Moycarkey Borris, Thurles, Glengoole, Fethard, Clonmel, Mullinahone, Clogheen, Cahir, Carrick on Suir, Newcastle, Nenagh, Borrisokane and Silvermines.