The Keysmen Shed is men’s shed located in the suburb of Keysborough. It is an unincorporated entity, utilising a large shed complex owned by the Keysborough Learning Centre. The Keysmen Shed is supported by Keysborough Learning Centre as part of its community outreach, and a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is currently being formulated.
The Keysmen Shed has established a men’s shed committee which oversees the activities of the Keysmen Shed and ensures compliance with safety (COVID Safe Plan and Safety Guidelines). This committee has six volunteer members from the membership of the Keysmen Shed. This committee meets during the year with the KLC Management Team.
The Keysmen Shed provides:
The Keysmen Shed has a fully equipped workshop and kitchen where men can spend time with each other, swap yarns, use wood and other materials to produce various products using a variety of tools.
All men are very welcome to join.
The shed is open every Friday from 9.00am until approximately 2.00pm.
All men are very welcome to join. Contact reception at (03) 9798 7005 or firstname.lastname@example.org
During 2014/2015, the Keysmen Shed was able to undertake a substantial refurbishment project, thanks to the generous support of the Victorian Government (Department of Health & Human Services) with a grant of $21,000, and the Australian Communities Foundation (Slater & Gordon) with a grant of $3,516 for adjustable workbenches. The total project cost was just over $35,000, including labour of the Keysmen Shed and funds from KLC. The project incorporated: Workroom being cleared of redundant equipment, cupboards, benches and shelving; introduction of six new adjustable workbenches (with electrical outlets from ceiling); new shed for community bus; garage floor sealed; garage door fitted; electrical work for both workroom and new garage; asphalt for disability parking outside shed laid; signage; final clean-up. The project was managed by the Keysmen Shed Committee, with logistical and financial assistance from the Keysborough Learning Centre.
During 2019/2020, the Keysmen Shed was again extended with a total project cost of approximately $60,000, incorporating another generous grant from the Victorian Government (Department of Health & Human Services) for $24,000 and funds from KLC of $36,000. This project extended the meeting & recreation area of the shed by 8 metres, and will allow all be comfortably seated for meals and activities. This project was outsourced to building contractors, with oversight and financial assistance from the Keysborough Learning Centre.