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Help to Tackle Loneliness

(DEADLINE 7 MAY, MIDNIGHT)

We are encouraging UK Sheds to join in the effort to tackle loneliness in the UK. The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Loneliness is running a major independent inquiry into loneliness. Since before social distancing and self-isolation one out of five people across the UK identifies as feeling often lonely.

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

Today, Monday 18 May 2020 marks the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health.  

The week, which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, is in its 20th year and runs from 18-24th May.

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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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Men’s Sheds Music Playlist

We’ve compiled a playlist of our fav homegrown music by Men’s Sheds! Nothing better than a knees up to chase the COVID blues away from the comfort of your own living room! Get stuck in!


Happy Star Wars Day!

Men’s Sheds are spaces men can create, converse and connect. There is no limit to the creativity we see coming out of the Sheds, so naturally as today is Star Wars day check out this great video of one of our Shedders making something we think even the first order would relish!

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Dealing with change!

As I write this contribution, my first since being named as Patron for UK Men’s Sheds Association, the Midlands Woodworking Show at Newark and Makers Central, as well as several other events, have been postponed until later in the year, due to coronavirus. It is a wise precaution and at least the weather might have warmed up by the time the events are rescheduled!

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