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Access to Dell Partnership Programme

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Start a Shed

UK Men’s Sheds Association is the support body for Men’s Sheds across the UK.

We provide support in a number of ways to individuals and groups wanting to start Sheds.

Want to
find an
existing shed?

Our network of Men’s Sheds is fast spreading across the UK and awaiting members now.
If you’ve been looking for a place to make friends, hone your skills and stay out of trouble, see if there’s a Shed up and running near you.

Shed Support

We support all Sheds, but in particular we can help you on your way to starting your own Shed. Essentially, you can start and register your Shed with or without becoming an official Member, though the Membership benefits are superb. More on that further down the page.

More general guidance on setting up an organisation is also often available locally through voluntary sector support organisations and sometimes from community development staff provided in local or county councils. Other resources are available, such as the National Council for Voluntary Organisation’s (NCVO) knowledge bank. NCVO membership is free for small organisations.

In addition to written advice, the UK Men’s Sheds Association (UKMSA) staff can offer one-to-one advice, as can experienced regional volunteer Ambassadors who have all run their own Sheds.

Later on, if you become a Member Shed, you’ll get more detailed support; all the resources you need to develop and sustain a thriving Men’s Shed exclusive benefits including discounts on tools and equipment.

Happy Shedding!

Download our ‘Starting a Shed’ guide (PDF).
Download the ‘Men’s Sheds Toolkit’ (PDF).

Register your Shed

Whether your Shed is fully set up or still getting there, you can register it with the UK Men’s Sheds Association (UKMSA) to receive support, benefits, promotion and more. We have two registration options available:

All Sheds and prospective Shedders get the following support from us:

  • Help to find existing Sheds in your area.
  • Advice and guidance on starting a Shed, by phone and email.
  • Access to our Starting a Shed guide and health and safety templates.
  • Your Shed (open or in development) on our map to attract members and support.
  • Register Shed

UKMSA member Sheds get the following additional support from us:

  • Advice and guidance by phone and email, as well as possible support from a volunteer Ambassador or staff member if available in your area.
  • Dedicated support on various Shed related subjects, including fundraising, insurance, risk management and keeping your Shed sustainable.
  • Access to our Starting a Shed guide and health and safety templates.
  • Your Shed (open or in development) on our map to attract members and support.
  • Unrestricted access to our entire resource library, giving you everything you need to keep your Shed thriving.
  • Help with promoting your Shed to attract members and support.
  • Priority referrals of donated tools and equipment if offered in your area.
  • A whole host of exclusive discounts and benefits explained here.
  • Register Shed and become a Member
  • Register Shed and become a Member for 1 year

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