Funding for Men’s and Women’s Sheds Under The Community Enhancement Programme 2019

As advised at the last meeting of Galway City LCDC held on Wednesday 10th July 2019 additional funding has been allocated nationally to the Community Enhancement Programme 2019, ring-fenced for small capital grants for Men’s and Women’s Sheds.

The funding allocated to Galway City Council for 2019 is €6,545 and this calculation is based on the number of Men’s Sheds affiliated to the Irish Men’s Sheds Association, the same method as the 2018 fund. The application process is being administered by Galway City Local Community Development Committee (LCDC).

Applications for this funding can be made on the application form available below or here.
Please note that the closing date for applications is Friday 2nd August 2019 at 4.00pm.

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.

Women’s Sheds
As advised by the Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD) there is no equivalent national affiliation for Women’s Sheds, which can cause difficulty in defining them. Below are points to consider when deciding whether a group that applies is a Women’s Shed and is eligible for funding:

  • If they are affiliated with another parent association (which means they are not really a Shed), then they should not be eligible for this fund.
  • There must be an appropriate organisational structure to the Shed.
  • The number of members of the group should be considered. If there are very few members then this should be considered along with their level of activity when deciding on eligibility.
  • The group should demonstrate that their ethos is consistent with the ethos of the Men’s Shed movement. Information on this is available here or at the link below.

Please visit the links below for details and application form.