We are excited to launch the first ever Men's Shed Toolkit for the UK and Ireland; brought to you by Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) and the National Lottery Community Fund
The toolkit was built with help from Men's Shedders, Shed Associations and Shed support agencies from across the UK and Ireland and is designed to be a one-stop-shop for all of your Shedding needs.
The toolkit covers a wide range of topics, including:
- Acquiring premises
- Sourcing funding
- Health and Safety
- Dealing with paperwork
- Governance and communication
The toolkit is designed to support both those starting up new Sheds, and those who are already running Sheds who need advice on how to make their Shed more sustainable. The Toolkit can also be used as a useful resource for Shed support agencies and partners. To access the toolkit please click on the following link:
You can also view the toolkit, along with all of our research outputs, on our GCU 'Sheds for Sustainable Development' webpage at: www.gcu.ac.uk/yunuscentre/research/communitycitizenshipandparticipation/sustainablesheds/. Please feel free to circulate the Toolkit to any interested parties.
We would also like to invite you to our Men's Shed Research Event where we will be officially launching the toolkit and will be presenting research findings from the four year GCU 'Sheds for Sustainable Development' project, that aimed to identify the key sustainability challenges that Men's Sheds face, and the health and wellbeing benefits they can bring their users. We will also be hearing from exciting guest speakers from the Shedding world.
To register for this event please visit: www.eventbrite.co.uk