Bernard Sunley Foundation Community Centre Grant

Has the lockdown put paid to the great plans you had for your Men’s Shed? Good news is there’s support to get things back up and running!

The Bernard Sunley Foundation awards grants for the building or refurbishment of scout huts, village halls, community centres, youth clubs, boxing clubs, outdoor activity centres, farm and outdoor learning centres, sports centres and pavilions, playing fields and playgrounds. They also fund the purchase of new minibuses that assist those most in need in their local communities.

Visit their website for more http://www.bernardsunley.org/categories/community

Please be advised Bernard Sunley Foundation only support registered charities.


Not sure where to begin getting your Shed charitable status?
Sign up for a UK Men’s Sheds Membership and we’ll help you with this and more! Phone: 0300 772 9626 or Email: admin@ukmsa.org.uk


Silvers Workshop receives ASDA Refresher Kit

It was a great surprise to The Silvers’ Workshop, Reading to receive a call from Jacqueline Fieldsend, ASDA Tilehurst, Community Champion. She was interested in knowing when we hoped to re-open the Workshop and if a representative could meet her at the Tilehurst store to discuss our plans.

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Fundraising without the effort!

In case you missed the easyfundraising session at last weeks ShedFest, don’t forget you can register your Shed and start raising free money too. As mentioned in the session easyfundraising is an online shopping website that fits in very well with other fundraising activities and will run along in the background with very little effort required. Dalbeattie Shed have raised nearly £200! Just let your Shedders and other supporters in the community know that they can support you when they shop online without it costing them a penny! For more information visit here http://efraising.org/mu38jhPtAK


Your Shed May be eligible to get £10000

Under the new Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant (RHLG) businesses in England in receipt of the Expanded Retail Discount  business rates relief (which covers retail, hospitality and leisure) with a rateable value of less than £51,000 will be eligible for the following cash grants per property. To be clear, eligible charities can benefit from both the rates relief and the grants if all the eligibility criteria are met. Detailed guidance from BEIS can be read here and a Technical FAQ for Local Authorities has also been published.

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WIN a £50 donation for your Shed

We’re excited to bring you the news that Men’s Shed have partnered with easyfundraising!

easyfundraising is a free fundraising website that you, your fellow Shedders and Shed supporters can use to help raise money for your Shed, simply by doing Christmas and Black Friday shopping online with thousands of retailers like Wickes, Screwfix, eBay, Just Eat, Amazon, eBay & M&S.

It takes two minutes to register your Shed, it’s completely free and then you’re all set to go.

Plus, register your Shed for the chance to win a £50 donation! Sign up for free at www.easyfundraising.org.uk/mens-shed before the 20th December and one lucky Shed will WIN! 

Once you’ve signed up, don’t forget to access your free fundraising toolkitIt’s full of free resources to help you communicate to your Shedders and supporters in your community that they can raise money for your Shed, simply by shopping online with easyfundraising. 

This is a really great time to get started! 

Join groups like Men in Sheds West Bletchley who have already raised over £155 with easyfundraising. Paul said – “easyfundraising provides a useful way for Shed supporters to help with our fundraising. It doesn’t cost supporters to use and a percentage of their online purchases comes to the Shed in the form of a quarterly payment directly to our bank well-known high-street names like John Lewis & Partners, Argos, Wickes and many others will all pay a percentage of the transaction value which benefits the Shed. I thoroughly recommend it.”Give your Shed a big funding boost this Christmas, sign-up today! 




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