Westhill Men’s Shed is thriving. It is meeting a need in Westhill for men to have somewhere to go to talk to other men and produce equipment from our workshop for the community and ourselves. The result is a healthier population of men with a more positive outlook on life. We must thank The Garioch Partnership for a ‘filtered information service’. There are so many initiatives these days that the tendency is to ignore them all due to lack of time to understand who they are and whether they are of relevance to us. A few words at the start of an email can put this context into the information guiding us to the important parts and where we can get support and grants.
Our connection with the Garioch Partnership has given us access to help us to make successful funding applications to support our work, and an award from the Community Initiative Fund helped GO purchase a mobile screen for our base at Kintore.