Funding for Flexible Care Services and Men’s Shed in Harden Murrumburrah

Deb and Stewart from Murrumburrah Harden Flexible Care Services with Steph Cooke MP

The Murrumburrah Harden Flexible Care Services and Harden Murrumburrah Men’s Shed have been awarded a total of $26,978 in funding from the NSW Government’s 2019 Community Building Partnership Program.

Murrumburrah-Harden Flexible Care Services was successful in receiving $5,342 in funding to upgrade the freezer for their Meals on Wheels service. The Harden Murrumburrah Men’s Shed secured funding of $21,636 to refurbish their venue.

Stewart Bruce from the Murrumburrah Harden Flexible Care Services said the grant has been incredibly timely. “We are delighted to receive the grant, it has allowed us to update our freezer room and put in a brand-new commercial freezer which makes it much better for our Meals on Wheels team,” Mr Bruce said.

“This is a much more reliable system which will allow us to store the greater amounts, which we are finding we need during the COVID-19 crisis. This has helped us cope with the increased demand for the service.”

Secretary of Harden Murrumburrah Men’s Shed William McCaskill said he was delighted their venue would be upgraded. “Firstly, I would like to thank Steph for her support of our grant request,” Mr McCaskill said.

“The grant will allow for improved facilities for the Shed members, creating a safer and more pleasant environment for the members.”

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said these important services in the Harden-Murrumburrah community were well-deserving recipients. “I am so pleased these projects have secured funding from the Community Building Partnership program, which is all about developing places and spaces for the whole community,” Ms Cooke said.

“These uncertain times we live in have galvanised the importance of social groups like Men’s Sheds, and vital services like Meals on Wheels, I know this funding will help both of these vital groups continue their wonderful work.”

Applications for the 2020 Program are open now and close on 12 June. For more information about the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program, visit

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