Grant to Yate Men's Shed (360G-QuartetCF-A623586)

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Toward running costs and also the set up of a table tennis club at this group that seeks to improve wellbeing and reduce isolation among older men.

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Grant Details

Amount Applied For 3686
Amount Awarded 3686
Award Date 2021-12-14T00:00:00+00:00
Beneficiary Location: Country Code GB
Beneficiary Location: Geographic Code E01015020
Beneficiary Location: Geographic Code Type LSOA
Beneficiary Location: Name South Gloucestershire 007B
Grant Programme: Code EXP-2021/22 (Aug 2021 onwards)
Grant Programme: Title Express Grant
Last Modified 2022-01-07T00:00:00+00:00
Planned Dates: Duration (months) 12
Planned Dates: End Date 2022-12-01T00:00:00+00:00
Planned Dates: Start Date 2021-12-01T00:00:00+00:00
Primary beneficiary Local residents
Primary issue Social Inclusion
Recipient Org: Charity Number 1184340
Recipient Org: Description YMS is affiliated to the UK Men's Shed Association, a part of the international Men’s Shed movement which began in 1998. Men’s Sheds are in many ways similar to garden sheds – a place to pursue practical interests at leisure, to practice skills and enjoy making and mending. The difference is that garden sheds and their activities are often solitary in nature while Men’s Sheds are the opposite. They’re about social connections and friendship building within the community, sharing skills and knowledge and, of course, having fun with like-minded people. For a long time, research has shown the negative impact of loneliness and isolation on a person’s health and wellbeing. Recently we have seen much more evidence that shows loneliness and isolation can be as hazardous to our health as obesity and excessive smoking. Surveys from mental health charities are finding that millions of people report feeling lonely on a daily basis. Men typically find it more difficult to build social connections than women, and unlike women of a similar age, many men may have a limited network of friends with whom they can share personal worries and concerns. Whilst not the case for all men, for many, when retirement eventually comes, it can feel like their personal identity and purpose is lost. The Men’s Sheds community helps to change this by reducing feelings of isolation and loneliness, enabling members to gain a new sense of purpose and belonging.
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