A new trailer purchased with a $5,805 grant from resource management company SUEZ is the latest tool in Share Shed’s mission to help people do more while owning less.
Share Shed Executive Committee member, Kristine Hancock said that the trailer will be used to transport shed library items to local community events, deliver large items such as kayaks, carry equipment and consumables to fundraising events and create a moving billboard for the service.
“Share Shed is absolutely delighted to have been selected to receive the grant, which will help us to bring greater benefit to local community members that share our passion for sustainability and the desire to help the environment by reducing needless and excessive consumption.” Ms Hancock said.
Share Shed, a unique ‘Library of Things’ was founded in 2017 and provides a diverse range of quality items – from camping gear and lawn mowers to musical instruments and disco balls – accessible to members for an annual membership fee of $80. The volunteer-run organisation is on a mission to enable community sharing and reducing resource consumption, with clear environmental, financial and social benefits.
SUEZ Field Sales Manager, Peter Bishop, presenting SUEZ Community Grants cheque to representatives from Share Shed Inc
Peter Bishop, Field Sales Manager, visited Share Shed in Salisbury on Sunday, 14 April to present the cheque to Share Shed’s Executive Committee Member, Kristine Hancock, and Secretary, Francine Webster.
“Circular economy initiatives like Share Shed are a powerful way for individuals to not only live more sustainably, but promote a more connected and active local community,” Peter said.
“We are delighted to be able to assist them to extend and promote the valuable service, which is the first of its kind in Queensland.”
Now in its fifth year, the SUEZ Community Grants program has donated more than $740,000 in funding to community organisations and projects across Australia that help communities and the environment thrive.
Learn more about the SUEZ Community Grants program, the successful applicants and their projects at www.suezcommunitygrants.com.au.