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£1,000 For Scarborough Men's Shed

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Published by Karen Liu at 2:09pm 7th December 2018.

Members of a Scarborough community group are celebrating today after receiving funding from Royal Voluntary Service and the Asda Foundation.

£1,000 has been awarded to Scarborough Men's Shed (M.A.T.E.S) where people come together to take part in practical skills and activities. 

Designed and run by their members, Sheds provide opportunities for local people to share tools, resources and expertise and to make things, learn new skills and make friends. They also help reduce loneliness and isolation.

Abigail Hurrell, Sheds Project Manager at Royal Voluntary Service, said:

“Typically, Sheds are community projects started by groups of people with a shared interest, for instance, traditional crafts like woodturning or creative skills like digital photography. 

We meet some wonderful teams behind successful Sheds across the UK and can see the positive difference they make to people’s lives and to local communities. 

We congratulate the latest round of Sheds Grant Fund winners and look forward to seeing their projects flourish.” 

Annmarie Rocks, Senior Coordinator at the Asda Foundation, said:

“The Asda Foundation was set up to give something back to our local communities and it has been fantastic to see the Sheds project come to fruition and have a real impact across the UK. 

Our partnership with Royal Voluntary Service has been incredibly successful, particularly as it has allowed our Asda colleagues to get involved, sharing their passion for supporting the communities in which we operate. 

We see the Sheds programme as making a real difference at a local level and are proud to have supported this initiative to tackle loneliness and isolation, which is truly bringing people together.”

Charlie Bethel, CEO of the UK Men’s Sheds Association said:

“We are delighted that Scarborough Men's Shed (M.A.T.E.S) has been awarded funding by the Royal Voluntary Service and Asda Foundation Grant Fund.  With Royal Voluntary Service and the Asda Foundation, community Sheds are transforming lives and impacting positively on local communities.”

The Sheds Grant fund is now closed but Royal Voluntary Service will continue to work with the UK Men’s Sheds Association to support the growth and development of new Sheds. 

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