The Sandy Point Community Men’s Shed project is up and running. We are an incorporated entity with a formalised committee structure, ABN, bank account and 30 (and growing) financial members. We are an accredited member of the Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA), which gives us immediate access to their guides and services to help us through the process of establishing the Shed and will allow us to benefit from their umbrella public liability insurance.
We have in principle agreements with Council and DEWLP to use the block in Sandy Point next to the Fire Station as the site for our shed. This will be a joint facility which will also house a new Marine Rescue vessel for Shallow Inlet/Waratah Bay. We are pleased to be able to announce that Marine Rescue Victoria have confirmed the award of a grant to Waratah Beach Surf Rescue Club to build the Shed at Sandy Point to house a future, larger Rescue Boat.
This shed will also house the Sandy Point Community Men’s Shed. The MRV Grant will provide the initial funding for the site preparation and construction of the shed to lock up stage. Consultation is currently ongoing with Council to obtain the necessary Planning and Building permits to allow construction to commence.
The Men’s Shed group are also independently seeking a grant through the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services for the full fit out of the joint facility shed. Applications close in late June with funding awarded in late September.
Remember that for such grant applications to be successful it is essential that we have a viable number of financial members. So for those interested in joining the group (male or female), please complete the membership form attached below and help make the Sandy Point Men’s Shed a reality. Membership is just $25 a year. Please either scan and return the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Sandy Point Community Men’s Shed, c/- Post Office, Sandy Point, Victoria 3959
As more news comes to hand we will keep you posted.
Phil Cornwell Secretary (SPCMS)
Download the membership form (PDF, 820 KB)