A gift to the community

Ocean Grove Men's Shed president Brian Mason, manager Geoff Andrews, secretary and co-ordinator Bruce Ward and Corangamite MP Sarah Henderson. 155190


OCEAN Grove and District Men’s Shed has been given $10,000 as part of the Stronger Communities Program grants from the Federal Government.
Corangamite MP Sarah Henderson was at the shed on Monday 6 June to announce the funding and to meet the people involved.
“It’s so important for the local community,” Ms Henderson said.
“Men’s Sheds do a great job in our community by brining people together and giving people who have retired or are seniors, a sense of purpose. We’ve been supporting and working with the Men’s Shed for a number of years and it’s exciting to see the work they do. it’s about building resilience and a sense of community.”
Ocean Grove Men’s Shed secretary and co-ordinator Bruce Ward said the grant would go towards replacing the exisiting tearoom with a library, computer room and health resource centre and to demoloish and replace the ceiling.
The shed was also given $1400 from a volunteer grant.
The shed, which has 55 members, also hopes to receive a $30,000 grant from the State Government in August, but there has been no official confirmation.
Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club was also given a grant of $5000 for the installation of air-conditioning in the patrol tower. Barwon Heads Football/Netball Club received $500 for new furniture for the clubrooms.