$26,000 Boost for Ipswich Men’s Shed

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31 January 2024

The Ipswich Men’s Shed has received a grant of over $26,000 in the latest round of funding through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

The local Bundamba community group will use the money to purchase a milling machine.

The Men’s Shed has been using their shared love of hobbies such as gardening, wood working, metal work and leather work to support the community and each other since 2012.

The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) is Queensland’s largest one-off community grants program and distributes approximately $60 million each year to not-for-profit community groups. The GCBF funding helps these groups to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities.

For those Queensland not-for-profit organisations that missed out or would like to apply for a grant, round 120 is now open. You can apply for a grant of up to $35,000 and see previous applications here, and make sure to follow on Facebook for updates.

Attributable to Bundamba MP Lance McCallum:

“The Ipswich Men’s Shed do a great job supporting each other and our community, and they thoroughly deserve this support.

“The sense of mateship and place is strong with our Bundamba Shedders and working on the tools is a great way to come together to share their interests and have a good yarn.

“I encourage men in our community to come down to the shed and check it out.”

Attributable to Ipswich MP Jennifer Howard:

“The Gambling Community Benefit fund is an amazing opportunity for local organisations to receive funding which directly helps our community.

“The Ipswich Men’s Shed was one of those organisations that received funding in round 118 and I cannot wait to see what they will make with their new milling machine.

“I strongly encourage all community organisations to apply for funding through the Gambling Community Benefit fund and help improve our City one step at a time.”

Attributable to Men’s Shed President, Terry Carter:

 “The Members were thrilled to hear of the successful grant approval for the milling machine.

“This grant will allow us to purchase the mill to further equip our men’s shed.

“It will provide further allow members to learn new skills and add to their health and wellbeing at the shed.

Men’s Sheds provide a safe place for men to come and work shoulder to shoulder.”