Lancing and Sompting group ‘Men in Sheds’ has received a £1000 grant. 

Southern Water has given £1000 to the local community group ‘Men in Sheds’.

‘Men in Sheds’ is a group dedicated to tackling loneliness and isolation in Lancing and Sompting.

It has been running for 2 years, and as is part of a worldwide movement, which started in Australia.

Men In Shed’s allows locals to make new friends, learn different skills and to enjoy outings and social events.

Current coordinator Andy said:

“I’m here to enjoy myself.

“It keeps me active and I can help other people.”

Men in Shed’s hopes to take on more members (known as shedders) over the course of the next year.

The group’s main purpose is to provide a place for men and women to come together to socialise.

Southern Water’s grant scheme was set up to benefit people, in areas affected by the company’s works and developments.

Southern water say they are keen to support projects which focus on; healthy lifestyles, the environment, and education and opportunities.

Late last year Men in Sheds applied for the grant and were awarded £1000.

The money will help build or buy a new shed, so the group can expand.

Current coordinator Andy said:

“Within a few weeks we heard that we were successful.

“The £1000 is going to be used to grow the movement in our area”

“We have one shed at the moment, and we need to have two more.

“There are many isolated and vulnerable people who will benefit from what we’re offering.”


You can find out more about Men in Sheds Lancing and Sompting by clicking here.