Following discussion with the Irish Men’s Shed Association, the Department of Rural and Community Development has decided to allocate €0.5m to fund capital equipment or minor capital works in Men’s Sheds. The fund is also open to Women’s Sheds. Under this part of the Community Enhancement Programme 2019, grants will be provided to sheds towards small scale capital costs. The scheme does not provide funding for operating costs (e.g. the employment of staff, electricity costs, heating costs, etc.).
This is a ring-fenced fund under the existing Community Enhancement Programme 2019. The funding allocated to Galway City Council for 2019 is €6,545 and the application process is being administered by Galway City Local Community Development Committees (LCDC).
Applications for this funding can be made on this application form. All Men’s Sheds in Ireland that are affiliated with the Irish Men’s Shed Association are eligible to apply. Women’s Sheds are also eligible to apply.
The closing date for applications is Friday 2nd August 2019 at 4.00pm. Incomplete applications will not be considered for funding.