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Kent & Medway Sheds Programme

Posted on 12 April 2017

Kent & Medway Sheds

Have you got skills to share? This could be just for you!

Sheds Kent & Medway Programme is an exciting new opportunity that has come to Groundwork South. A Shed is a place where people come together, share interests and skills working shoulder to shoulder with each other. The Sheds movement originated in Australia and is defined as ‘a community-based, non-profit, non-commercial organisation where there is provision of a safe and friendly environment where men can work together on meaningful projects at their own pace’. Groups can come together in many ways, including allotments, furniture restoration, repair shops, outdoor leisure activities and any activity to improve your wellbeing.

 Additional information about Sheds Projects can be found at http://menssheds.org.uk

Although Shed’s Kent & Medway is aimed at men and ex-service personnel, it is inclusive to all. Sheds are  known to have a positive impact on wellbeing especially when people come together and take part in shared interests or hobbies.

We are welcoming groups, ex-servicemen and organisations that would like to create a ‘Shed’ to affiliate to our Sheds Kent & Medway Programme.  By joining we will offer support to your group to help make your shed idea real, we also offer financial assistance for purchasing equipment, promotion and help support running costs.

Sheds Kent & Medway Partnership is looking to support 10 sheds across the county, by offering up to £5000 grants and one could be yours, and do you already have an idea? Would you like to help others come together and form a shed? All groups that apply will have the support of our mentors, who will help you through the process of setting up and continuing into the future.

Event Information:

Come along to our Open Day at Fort Luton, Chatham, Magpie Hall Road, ME4 5XJ (Next to Victory Academy)

Date: Friday 2nd June 11am – 2pm

To book FREE tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sheds-kent-and-medway-open-day-tickets-32688125062?aff=eivtefrnd

Comment: Chris Hoddinott Sheds Kent & Medway Project Officer

“This is an exciting opportunity to continue the legacy of Men Sheds and the rewards of getting involved could be life changing. I am looking forward to hearing from organisations and groups across Kent & Medway who wish to apply for support and financial assistance”

 

Kent Sheds Application Pack

Kent Sheds Toolkit

Kent Sheds application form

 

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