Fund Raising

Another Generous Donation

October  2017.

Out of the blue, Nan Cowling rolled up to the shed with a $3000 cheque to help us along. Nan has been a great supporter for many years now, and will have the honour of having one of the new all-purpose rooms named after her.

Thank you Nan from all of us.

8th August 2017

Committee members of the shed attended the Coffs Harbour City Council Capital InfrastructureGrants Program 2017-2018 Presentation today. The Men's Shed is one of many Community Groups to get help from the Council to help with building projects like our mezzanine floor. 

This Video shows the presentation of Grants to various Community Groups.

The Coffs Harbour Men's Shed is very grateful for all the help we receive from the Coffs Council, both in funding and planning.

The Ron Braun Fundraising Barbeque

 30th June  2017

Member Ron Braun put together a barbeque to raise funs for the Shed.

A couple dozen members were served a delicious hamburger for the 1982 price of $2 each.
The food was organised and supplied by Member Ron Braun to help raise some funds for the shed, and to engender some conversation between members, as we have all worked hard to move into the new shed.

The location off Howard Street provides a great quiet 'out of the way' spot to socialise and spend a Friday lunch with mates.

Thanks Ron...

Generous Donation - June 2017

Paul and Helen Parramore of Sawtell willingly contributed the purchase price of $330 towards a new electronic stove top and vent which was recently installed into our new kitchen.

Paul and Helen are private contributors and are not associated with any company or charity. They have donated this money out of the goodness of their hearts and are truly community minded people.

Thank you very much...

AEG/Bunning’s Tool Donation

June 2017
AEG/Bunning’s Tool Donation
Tim Richardson rep for AEG Brand tools
Bunning’s Team Tahini
Donating AEG, Hart and Empire Brand tools

Robert met Tim at a bunning’s demonstration a while ago and asked him if AEG brand would be up for a donation to the Coffs Men’s Shed. A while later Tim came in to the shed to inquire about joining, as he is interested in working with wood, and remembering him from our meetings at Bunning’s I got chatting to him again about a donation, which he went back to his area managers and marketing team, who after some persuasion agreed to a one off donation equivalent to $1000 net cost.

Tim then approached Bunning’s to match the donation from AEG, Tahini (Community Event Co-Ordinator and the manager) agreed to donate $1000 of tools of our choice from the AEG brands of Hart and Empire and AEG.These tools were selected by Robert. David and Rob graciously accepted this donation and thanked the guys profusely for their generosity.
Value of AEG Donation $1000 net cost
(over $2000 retail) 
Bunning’s Value $1000 Retail

$3,500 Donation of Floor Tiles

26 June 2017

Floor tiles for the Office and Wet Areas
Laid by Wayne, assisted by Tony & Doug
Tiles Donated by Carpet Court (Simon McCreadie)
Value of tiles and Labour approx. $3500

Tony Goninan asked his mate Wayne to come lay some vinyl we had at the shed stored for god know how many years. Wrinkled and wavy, Wayne advised not to lay it, it would only be a trip hazard, he would go talk to his mates at CARPET COURT, namely Simon McCreadie, who generously donated enough wood vinyl tiles to cover the office and toilet area. Which looks terrific down and gets us another step closer to being in the new shed.

$2,500 Grant 

3rd May 2017

uke Hartsuyker dropped by the new
Men's Shed on Wednesday afternoon to view the new location and catch up with the working party.

Our treasurer John was on hand to receive a generous grant of $2,500 which will be used to purchase a  Defribulator and a decent Frist Aid Kit.

Luke was very impressed with both the location and size on the new shed, and spent 40 minutes talking to all the members. It was suggested we could build a new Cabinet if required...

Collectors Club Donation

12th March 2017

A pleasant afternoon at the CWA in Coffs Harbour.

The Collectors Club annually donates its profits to local charities who must fund themselves. Thanks Collectors! The Mens Shed has been donated $250 and are most appreciative!

Video of Collectors Club Donation

Video of the Collectors Club Presentation of cheques.

Duration: 12 mins

Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings

Short video of Coffs Harbour Mens Shed members volunteering their time to run a sausage sizzle fund raiser at Bunnings Coffs Harbour on March 4 2017.


Thanks to Beaumont Tiles for their donation of tiles for the kitchen and wet areas of the new shed.

Also to Boral for their donation of Villaboard and Gyprock. 

Rotary Club Donation

Feb 1st 2017
Warren Skinner from Toyota presenting a cheque for $17,600 from the Pier Hotel and Rotary for Men's Shed building fund.

Bookfest Stall

Bookfest Stall selling Raffle tickets and selected goods made at Coffs Men's Shed.

Hand Up from Tafe Students

Robert & Tony with Mark from TAFE Students Union drawing the TAFE Boat raffle.

The Members of the shed thank the guys at Glenreagh St TAFE for their awsome ongoing support. The Raffle raised $587.00, another great donation to our much needed New Shed Building Fund.

Collector's Club Presentation

This afternoon the Collector's Club presented the Coffs Harbour Men's Shed President, Alan with a cheque for $1000.

Coffs Lioness Club

The members of the Coffs Harbour Lioness Club visited our shed and we all enjoyed a delicious morning tea.

Our members took the opportunity to give the Lionesses a tour of our shed. We wish to thank the Coffs Harbour Lioness Club with their $500 donation which will go towards our building fund.

ETC Grant

The Coffs Harbour Community Men's Shed has a new woodworking machine thanks
to a successful grant of $4370 from ETC

 Shed manager Robert Houston said the money was used to purchase a thicknesser. ETC director Simon Reid said it was a pleasure to support the Coffs Harbour Community Men's Shed. 

Note: The ETC Community Support Fund is designed to help organisations improve the social and economic development of local communities.

Club Grant Award

The Coffs Harbour Community Men's Shed members Tony and Robert recently attended a Club Grants presentation night at the Coffs Harbour City Chambers. The photo shows Tony receiving a much needed cheque from John Rafferty - C.ex Club.

On behalf of the shed we wish to thank the C.ex Club for their grant which will allow us to purchase equipment for our shed.Last year NSW Club Grants, registered clubs such as the C.ex Club allocated more than $92 million to deserving causes through the Club GRANTS program.


Mon. April 3rd, 2017

Presentation by Tony Goninan to Bill Denham 
and the Cex Car Club.

On behalf of the Coffs Mens Shed, Wayne Crivell and Tony Goninan constructed and finished a solid rosewood jewel box as a donation to one of our ongoing sponsors, the Cex Car Club, for their efforts in raising a large amount of money for donation of equipment desperately needed at the oncology department of our local hospital.

The jewel box was presented on Mon. April 3rd and was gratefully accepted by the club. A plaque depicting the contribution of the Mens Shed will be attached to one of the stands donated. Extreme thanks from the car club has been passed on to the Mens Shed through Tony, for their community contribution.

Private Donation

Paul and Helen Parramore of Sawtell have generously donated $330 to purchase a stove top and vent...
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A generous Grant delivered by Luke Hartsuyker for medical...



18th Oct 2017
I write to advise you that the Coffs Harbour Community Men’s Shed has been successful in their application for funding under the National Shed Development Program.
The grant of $2,500 will allow the Shed to buy a suite of specialised metalworking equipment including a mill drill, stand, clamp kit, collet set, 10 piece end mill set, freight, MIG package, welding trolley, helmet, torch holder, and a dust collector. This equipment will enable the Shed to expand their activities and produce better quality projects for the local community.
I know that the Shed, which has nearly 100 members, is well regarded in the Coffs Harbour community, including through its community partnerships with Waratah Respite Services, Accommodation Network, Coffs Support Services, Northcott Disabilities Services and Centrelink.
This grant is a testament to you and your hardworking team of volunteers who do a great job in providing a place where men can connect with each other.
Please pass on my congratulations to all those involved on this excellent outcome.
Kind regards
The Nationals Federal Member for Cowper
Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister
39 Little Street, Coffs Harbour
Ph. (02) 6652 6233

Giving Back...

The Coffs Harbour Council Image Library got a boost this month with help from the Men's Shed.

Shedder Ray Meyer helped developed a small software program to automatically produce named images for the OPAC library, and optimised their software to 'speed up' file manipulation over the networks.

"It's nice to give something back.."

Collector's Club 

This afternoon the Collector's Club presented the Coffs Harbour Men's Shed President, Alan with a cheque for $250.