Heart of Bucks, the Community Foundation for Buckinghamshire, has been able to award a grant for £4,830 to Black Park Shed – thanks to a donation of £3,799 from the Buckinghamshire Masonic Grass Roots Fund
The Black Park Shed, which is located within the Black Park Country Park in Wexham, Buckinghamshire, is a newly established organisation which has been set up to meet the needs of those in the local area. It aims to combat the negative effects of isolation and loneliness on a person’s health and wellbeing.
Shed members are often retired or unemployed and welcome the opportunity to share experience, knowledge and skills in a safe and enjoyable environment. As well as the friendship and company, there is the opportunity to work on creative projects of benefit to both the individual and community.
The funding has helped them to create a meeting place that is fit for purpose and safe and, going forward, members will be able to raise funds by repairing items or making items for sale.
Les Stone,'Black Park Shed Treasurer commented: 'Black Park Shed are now able to plan for their future in a building which will be the heart of all our meetings and activities. We now have the opportunity to take in more members and grow over the coming years.
'Without this funding we could have struggled to get past the initial stages of establishing ourselves and may have even failed to get off the ground. We thank you for your support.'