Brid Men in Sheds group hits the jackpot with National Lottery cash

A group in Bridlington has a very bright future and will be able to create a new role after receiving almost £100,000.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 6:59 am
The Brid Men in Sheds team with Linda from the National Lottery.
The Brid Men in Sheds team with Linda from the National Lottery.

The Brid Men in Sheds group, which has its base on Beck Hill, was awarded £98,746 by the National Lottery Community Fund.

This funding will support the existing project and create a new co-ordinator role.

Bridlington Men in Sheds has been open since 2017 and with this funding its members are able to fulfil their exciting five-year plan.

Sign up to our daily The Scarborough News Today newsletter

The Brid Men in Sheds base on Beck Hill.

There are currently 40 members who value the friendship and activities offered within the shed.

Men go along to the shed to socialise, relax and learn or pass on skills.

The funding will help with internal building improvements, workshop supplies and tools and office equipment, furniture and running costs.

Dave Bulmer, the group’s treasurer, said: “Brid Men in Sheds has been around for a few years and is delighted to have been awarded £98,746 so that we can be around for much longer.

“We want to encourage more men to come along and feel included in the community.

“We will be improving the Shed and employing a co-ordinator to support our work.

“We would like to thank the National Lottery Community Fund and the people who play the Lottery.

“This funding will make a difference to local men.”

The co-ordinator will seek to encourage more men to the shed and help the committee with the running of the shed.

If you would like to find out more about Men in Sheds, please email [email protected]