Men’s/Women’s Shed Funding 2019

Posted in Connect on August 22, 2019.

In May of this year Minister Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, announced the provision of €500,000 to continue to support the work of Men’s Sheds groups throughout Ireland. This capital funding will enable individual Men’s Sheds to purchase equipment or to carry out minor works to improve their premises through the provision of small grants (excluding operating costs).

Mayo County Council have been allocated €20,942 under this funding scheme for 2019. It envisaged that this funding would, in general, be allocated in a relatively equal manner across Sheds that submit valid applications.

Please see attached the Application Form for the Men’s/Women’s Shed funding, under the 2019 Community Enhancement Programme.

Application Form – 2019 Men’s & Women’s Sheds Application

Men’s sheds are eligible if they are registered with the Irish Men’s Sheds Association.

There is no equivalent national affiliation for Women’s Sheds, but the following will be considered by the LCDC when deciding whether a group that applies is a ‘Women’s Shed’ and is eligible for funding:

  • If the group are affiliated with another parent association, 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 will be considered, along with the level of activity
  • The group should demonstrate that their ethos is consistent with the ethos of the Men’s Shed Movement (Information on this is available on

Please note the closing date for applications:  4p.m. Monday 9th September 2019.

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