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Round 2 small grants program open

Round 2 of our small grants program opens today. Supported by Lotterywest, the program is aimed at creating inclusive and thriving sheds throughout WA. Sheds can apply for grants of up to $5,000 that will allow their shed to better support their community. Applications must be submitted online through our website and it is strongly […]

What makes a thriving shed?

With the assistance of Curtin University, we are undertaking a state wide research project to answer this question: What makes a successful thriving shed? Once we have done this research, we will have an academic report that can be used to communicate the needs of sheds with stakeholders like local governments and funders. This is […]

Round 1 grant recipients

We’re happy to announce the successful applicants of the first round of our Lotterywest supported small grants program. Round 1 of our small grants program went live on 6 December 2021 with applications closing on 15 January 2022. All Sheds in WA were eligible to apply for a grant of up to $5,000 (ex GST) to […]

Meet our new team member

We are pleased to welcome our new team member Rebecca! Rebecca joined us on 4 January 2022 as our Regional Health Coordinator. This is a new role, funded by the federal Department of Health to design and develop a state-wide program assisting sheds in promoting the advancement of men’s health and reducing social isolation. With […]

President’s Message 2021

Dear Shedders and friends of Men’s Sheds of WA I am sure that you will agree with me when I say that one of the highlights of the year for Men’s Sheds of WA has been the appointment of Bill Johnstone as our Vice Patron, in recognition of his many years of contribution to the […]

Launch of our new grants program

We’re ending the year with the launch of a new program here at Men’s Sheds of WA. Supported by Lotterywest, our small grants program is aimed at creating inclusive and thriving sheds throughout Western Australia. Sheds can apply for a grant that will allow their Shed to better support their community. Grant round 1 applications […]

Annual report 2021

We have released our annual report for the 2021 financial year. This was the first full year of operations for CEO James Wild and saw Men’s Sheds of WA complete a comprehensive skills audit and subsequent recruitment and appointment of three specialist board members. Annual Report 2021

Bill Johnstone, our new Vice Patron

The first Men’s Sheds State Conference was held in 2009 in Mukinbudin. During the Conference, the delegates resolved to form a state association to be a common voice when presenting issues to government and to provide ongoing to support to Sheds on issues such as governance, safety and membership. Bill Johnstone, founder and member of the […]

Conference 2021 – Release of program

Our conference is just two weeks away and we are excited to release our Conference Program. Our conference is going to be an exciting two days filled with delicious catering, prizes, interesting speakers and tradeshow exhibitors. Sheds should register their seats before its too late! Companies looking to get involved through sponsorship or to be […]

New funding to support Men’s Sheds

Men’s Sheds of WA is pleased to announce that it has been selected to deliver the Federal Government’s Regional Coordinators for Men’s Sheds Initiative in WA. Regional Health Minister, Mark Coulton announced this week that the Government had committed $1.5 Million to support Men’ Sheds across Australia. The funding will help Men’s Sheds to connect […]

Bill Johnstone, One in a million

Men’s Sheds of WA’s, Bill Johnstone was a nominee for the Rotary of Crawley’s One in a Million award. The awards dinner took place on 25 March 2021. The One in a Million – Night of Recognition awards celebrates and supports individuals and community-based organisations positively impacting the health and wellbeing of boys and men […]

Welcome to our new website

We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website! Our new website has a user-friendly, easy to navigate fresh new look for visitors and will help people connect with their local Men’s Shed and learn more about what we do. We would like to give special thanks to the team at Media […]

Bill Johnstone, Citizen of the Year

Each year our communities celebrate the positive news stories of our citizens all around WA. The Community Citizen of the Year Awards profile leading citizens who are role models and who inspire us with their achievements and challenge us to make our own contribution to creating a better community. Our Senior Men’s Shed Advisor, Bill […]

President’s Message 2020

Dear Shedders and friends of Men’s Sheds of WA On reading my message from this time last year, I said ‘what a very busy year where much has been achieved but has uncovered a heap of work still to be done!’. Little did I know what 2020 would hold. I am sure that you will […]

Meet our Board Members

At our first Board Meeting following our AGM in October 2020 we appointed office bearers for 2020/21. Our new office bearers are: President – Trevor Taylor Vice President – Trevor Gorey Treasurer – Miles Protter Secretary – David McMullen Ordinary Board Members: Blanche Coyle Richard Porter Reg Tipple Fred Brondsema Harold White You can learn […]

Shedding light on carers

Are you a Shedder currently caring for someone in your family? Want to share your story to help other men who are caring for someone? Carer’s Australia would love to hear from you. A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who is living with a disability, […]

Help protect your Shedders hearing

A hearing check can help you stay connected to people and help you enjoy life more. Hearing Australia is asking all Australians to jump on to hearing.com.au and do a free* 10-minute hearing check. Men’s Sheds of WA has worked with Hearing Australia to develop a series of fact sheets to help protect your Shedders hearing […]

Annual general meeting (AGM) 2020

We held our Annual General Meeting on Friday 23 October 2020. This was the first AGM for our new CEO, James Wild. Men’s Sheds of WA President, Trevor Taylor talked about our achievements and challenges during the last year. We welcomed a new Board Member Trevor Gorey was voted in as a new member to the […]

Our new strategic plan

Our new Strategic Plan is our blueprint to guide how we want to achieve our goals and how we want to show up in 2024. This Plan was developed following consultation with our Board, members and stakeholders. We have decided on four key priority areas that will guide our operations over the next four years: […]