The Morrison Government continues to support the health and wellbeing of men in Far North Queensland with the Kuranda and Holloways Beach Men’s Shed receiving funding through the National Shed Development Programme.
Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch welcomed today’s announcement saying the funding would greatly assist an integral part of the Far North Queensland community.
“I am pleased the Kuranda and Holloways Beach Men’s Sheds will now be able to boost their shed’s resources with this funding,” Mr Entsch said.
“Kuranda will receive $1600 for health and wellbeing events along with conducting first aid training while Holloways Beach will receive $7000 for shed improvements including the purchase of a new shipping container.
“Belonging to a social group is vitally important for emotional and mental health and our local Men’s Shed is an important place for men to meet up and participate in meaningful projects.
“To stay healthy, we need to do regular activities and stay connected with the people around us and this is why our local Men’s Shed has become an important part of the Cairns and Far North Queensland community.”
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt congratulated the Kuranda and Holloways Beach Men’s Shed on the grant, but also on the tremendous work it continued to do supporting the health and well-being of men in Cairns and Far North Queensland.
“Men are known to bottle things up and the Kuranda and Holloways Beach Men’s Shed is encouraging men to reach out for the support they need for better health and wellbeing—great for them, their families and the wider community,” Mr Hunt said.
Since 2013, the Government has provided $4.92 million through the National Shed Development Programme to support Men’s Sheds across Australia.
A total of 135 men’s sheds were allocated funding under round 19.
The Morrison Government is able to provide unprecedented levels of support for men’s health because of our strong economic management.