Minister Humphreys launches new initiative to support Women’s Sheds

Posted on 25 Oct 2022

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, has announced a new fund of €100,000 to support Women’s Sheds. The initiative, the first of its kind, is in recognition of the fact that there is a growing number of Women’s Sheds across the country.

Unlike Men’s Sheds, Women’s Sheds do not currently operate under a single national representative body. This makes it more difficult for them to avail of supports such as government funding.

Minister Humphreys announced that €100,000 will be set aside in her department’s Budget specifically to support Women’s Sheds.

The grants which will be in the region of €1,000 - €2,000 could be used to assist Women’s Sheds to expand within their communities, to run activities or to help them with their running costs such as insurance or rental costs.

Any Women’s Shed interested in availing of funding should get in touch with the Department of Rural and Community Development via

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