£25k funding available to city's Men's Sheds
Men's Sheds projects in Swansea can once again apply to Swansea Council for funding.
Applications are now open for a share of the £25,000 in grants available to existing and emerging groups.
Men's Sheds are community spaces where people from all backgrounds can meet, chat and take part in activities if they wish, to reduce loneliness and isolation.
They are part of an expanding network around Swansea and the UK.
During the last financial year grants ranging from £2,000 to £7,000 were awarded to seven projects.
There were Action Shack, Eagle's Nest, Summit Good, Swansea Community Workshop (pictured), Swansea Wellbeing Centre, The Old Blacksmiths and Ynystawe Cricket Club
The funding can be used for both capital and revenue aspects of projects the grants are open to groups that have been assisted in the past.
Swansea Council's Cabinet Member for Wellbeing, Alyson Pugh, said: "Men's Sheds have a really positive impact on health, well-being and in reducing social isolation by drawing on the wealth of skills and experience that exists within our communities.
"I've been lucky enough to visit some of these groups in Swansea to see the life-changing impact they can have on those involved.
"I would urge any groups that may qualify to get in touch, whether they are established or just getting started, as our Tackling Poverty team are available for a friendly chat and advice about the opportunities for support that are available."
The closing date for applications is Thursday June 30 2022 and funding needs to be spent by March 31 2023.
There is no minimum or maximum amount set for applications, however it is anticipated the average grants will be around £2,000.
Further information on Men's Sheds can be found at www.mensshedscymru.co.uk/
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to discuss your application prior to submission.