€100,000 Fund Secured To Set Up Women’s Sheds

Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys

Funds are to be allocated to groups interested in setting up Women’s Sheds. The first allocation of €100,000 was announced today.

The initiative, the first of its kind, is in recognition of the fact that there is a growing number of Women’s Sheds across the country.Unlike Men’s Sheds, Women’s Sheds do not currently operate under a single national representative body.

The grants which will be in the region of €1,000 – €2,000 could be used to assist Women’s Sheds to expand within their communities, to run activities or to help them with their running costs such as insurance or rental costs.  Any Women’s Shed interested in availing of funding should get in touch with the Department of Rural and Community Development via womenssheds@drcd.gov.ie .