Port Neill Men’s Shed will benefit from new tools funded from the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program.
The Men’s Shed occupies a section of the town’s Green Shed, which has served as a popular event venue for locals and visitors.
The Port Neill Progress Association will match the $5000 awarded from the program to go towards tools for the Men’s Shed as well as signage for the Green Shed.
Green Shed Committee member and Men’s Shed secretary Carolyn Hunt lodged the application and said the new tools would be of great benefit.
She said the Green Shed was an iconic part of Port Neill and “everybody uses it as a venue.”
The progress association has been working towards upgrading the Green Shed, which includes the section for the Men’s Shed.
This included $1000 from Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation for a concrete floor for the Men’s Shed.
Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey announced the funding on December 6 and said he was pleased to see the shed was put to great use.
“I has been my experience Men’s Sheds provide support and friendship no only to their members, but to any community organisations who need their help,” he said.