Teamwork Trust's Men's Shed workshop, which supports the health and wellbeing of local men, has had a £1,200 funding boost from Central England Co-op.

The Men’s Shed is part of a rapidly-growing UK-wide initiative to create more community spaces where men – who typically find it more difficult to build social connections than women – can come together to pursue practical interests such as woodwork and carpentry.

Teamwork set up the workshop at its Wellingborough centre in May 2018, with funding from the Co-op’s Local Community Fund, and this his latest funding boost will help pay for a variety of additional tools and equipment.

Vickie Bell, Head of Learning and Development at Teamwork Trust, said: “We’re delighted to have been awarded this grant, which will enable us to re-kit our Men’s Shed.

Those who have used our services tell us what a difference it’s made to their self-confidence and mindset, and that is why having the most up to date equipment so that service-users can feel really accomplished with their projects is so important. This £1,200 means we can replace our tools and buy new ones.

Teamwork Trust was one of 36 good causes across 16 counties to share a payout of £44,000.

Central England Co-operative Store Manager Steven Towers said: “We are delighted that these great projects and good causes have been handed a grant for the fantastic work they do in the community.

“Community Dividend Fund grants like this showcase how by being a member and shopping at your local Central England Co-op store allows us as a Society to continue to invest and fund vital projects in the area.”

More information on our wellbeing activities and sessions HERE.