Men In Sheds is an excellent community initiative but it would be a shadow of itself if it was not for the understanding and generosity of some outstanding businesses and charitable organisations. Below is a list of our main contributors:
Every year, we distribute millions of pounds of the National Lottery's good cause money to community groups and charitable projects around the UK.
The Big Lottery has contributed twice to Men In Sheds, once for the fixed address Sheds and once to assist in our goal of enabling a Mobile Shed that is capable of visiting care homes, etc. where men reside that are less able to travel to the fixed workshops.
We’re a UK-based charitable trust funding academic and clinical research into the causes and treatments of disease, disability and frailty relating to ageing. We also support innovative community-based projects to improve the care and support of older people.
The Dunhill Medical Trust has helped Men In Sheds to achieve many community-based events, 'How-To' demonstrations and inter-generational activities such as birdhouse kit building for primary school children. All of these activities are designed to enable older men to participate in the wider community.
The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community - serving men and women, veterans, and their families.
Funding from The Royal British Legion has enabled the Men In Sheds project to help integrate ex-Gurkhas and their wives into the community in Woolwich by improving their language skills, understanding the community in their locale so that they may feel more confident, and generally reduce their social isolation. We are now in our second year of funding and there is already a considerable difference in the community's interaction locally and their general confidence. Working with SSAFA we have combined this effort to extend to helping with more appropriate housing for our retired servicemen.