Maleny Men’s Shed wins council grant

The Maleny and District Men’s Shed has been awarded nearly $6500 as part of $550,000 in not-for-profit grants handed out by the Sunshine Coast Council.

Community Portfolio Councillor David Law said he was proud to see council continue to support a variety of projects which would provide community benefit well into the future.

“It’s great to see so many Sunshine Coast community groups receive funding to deliver one-off projects, events and activities which benefit the entire region,” Cr Law said.

Maleny and District Men’s Shed was awarded $6394 in the Community Facilities category towards erecting a new shed.

Maleny and District Men’s Shed Incorporation Secretary Lindsay Hay said he was thrilled the group had received a Major Grant with membership increasing recently.

“Our Men’s Shed now has more than 50 members and the funding will go towards erecting a shed recently donated by the Australian Defence Force and allow expansion of the Men’s Shed’s activities,” Mr Hay said.

“Our members are excited to get into alternative activities such as leatherwork, lead lighting, cards and computers, as well as having a breakout space for meals and information sessions.”

Other successful grant applicants include Save Our Streets Ltd., receiving $7500 for their 2022 National Reconciliation Week Cultural Awareness Project, Wan’diny NAIDOC Committee, which received $10,000 towards their NAIDOC 2022 Wan’diny Family Fun Day, and Sunshine Coast Film Festivals, which received $15,000 towards the 2022 Sunshine Coast Film Festival.