State government grant connects power to Wyong men’s shed

Reposted article by Denice Barnes, Central Coast Gosford Express Advocate, 18 December, 2013

The Alison Homestead Men’s Shed is well and truly powered up to go thanks to $12,538 grant from the state government.

Member for Wyong Darren Webber with Alison Homestead Mens Shed President Greg Denning after the presentation. [Source: News Limited]

Member for Wyong Darren Webber with Alison Homestead Mens Shed President Greg Denning after the presentation. [Source: News Limited]

The shed, in the grounds of the Alison Homestead at Wyong, was built courtesy of a grant under the government’s Community Building Partnership Grants.

Now thanks to a second grant under the same scheme, the shed has power and disabled access.

Wyong state Liberal MP Darren Webber visited the shed on Tuesday to hand over the second cheque.

“I had the honour to officially open Alison Homestead Men’s Shed back in May this year, and at that time I encouraged their executive committee to apply for the extra funding in this year’s Community Building Partnership round,” Mr Webber said.

“I am delighted that this application has now been successful.”

The mens shed has now received a total of $23,513 from the government’s Community Building Partnership program.

“This is recognition of just how important mens sheds are in the community,” Mr Webber said.

Mens shed president Greg Denning said the funding meant the 20 to 30 members could get stuck into some work.

The shed’s biggest project is restoring old bikes and donating them to charity.

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