17/10/2017

$16,362 grant for new Kilkivan Men’s Shed

A new Men’s Shed will bring the Kilkivan community together after the project received a $16,362 grant through round three of the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme, Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien announced today.

“The Kilkivan Men’s Shed will offer community facilities for woodwork, metal works, first aid, and other pastimes, giving people in the Kilkivan community somewhere to belong,” Mr O’Brien said.
 
“The grant will allow the Men’s Shed to offer assistance to seniors as well as undertaking activities to maintain the Health Centre, repair a railway carriage, and other projects.
 
“Men’s Sheds across Australia are a valuable tool in creating strong community connections, and reducing the risk of preventable health issues that are related to isolation.
 
“This funding will therefore ensure the people of Kilkivan have a place to learn new skills and build new friendships.”
 
The Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme is designed to improve the resilience of communities by providing capital grants for small projects of between $5000 and $20,000. Up to $150,000 is available in each electorate per year.
 
The grants are available to not-for-profit organisations and local councils. Applications for the third round of the program have recently closed and are now being assessed.
Further information on the SCP, including guidelines and frequently asked questions can be found on the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development’s website at: www.infrastructure.gov.au/SCP.