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Swansea Eastside Mens Shed

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Swansea Eastside Mens Shed

Swansea Eastside Mens Shed

Peter Harris By Peter Harris

To fund and create a Mens Shed on the East Side of Swansea, where men and women of all ages can come together and socialise and meet people of a similar situation and be involved in activities.

Port Tennant Idea stage

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To develop a “Men’s Shed” which will be a safe and nurturing place, where men of all ages can come together to work on projects, share skills & share experiences, at their own pace. Membership is open to all, although it is recognised that for the development and continuation of sheds, men usually need a separate ‘male only’ space to meet in order to maximise the benefits a shed can provide. But also be available to all members of the community to use the facilities and equipment to further their own projects at their own pace. To be inclusive and deliver benefits to all residents in the community. To improve the social & community involvement of men, who have time on their hands, as a result of participating in activities which encourage dialogue and positive actions. To develop a place to encourage lifelong learning for personal, cultural and health benefits. To improve and increase community cohesion by participation in activities that promote interdependence.

What we'll deliver:

  • To purchase 2 x 20 ft containers to use as workshop, storage and social space
  • to install mains electricity to the shed from the local sub station.
  • to buy tools and equipment for members to use to create projects.
  • to level acquired land to make ready to receive containers
  • to buy wood etc and erect a semi-outdoor workshop
  • to buy and erect a security fence

Why it's a great idea:

Once the project is up and running we can advertise for members to come and join the Mens Shed. The benefits of membership would include make new friends and renew old friendships of the men and women of the East Side, socialise over a cup of tea and some biscuits, and discuss their interest and the possibility of creating and developing them. Being a community group, the interests would be democratically selected launched, and developed. The Eastside Mens Shed would, as a community group, run for the benefit of the members by committee which is elected by the membership, elected annually.

Steps to get it done:


Location Port Tennant

About the space

the plot of land adjacent to Ashlands community Centre Port Tennant Swansea


How will the money be spent?Total £

Other - £0 (100%)

Costs Breakdown

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This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation

Total £

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