The Liberal National Government is backing Men’s and Women’s Sheds on the Gold Coast by unlocking new fundraising potential.
Gold Coast MP Karen Andrews said Men’s and Women’s Sheds are a great Australian success story that has seen a staple of the Australian backyard evolve into a vital part of our local communities.
“Every day, Men’s and Women’s Sheds on the Gold Coast, like the Burleigh Community Men's Shed, provide support, and now it’s our turn to provide more support to them.”
Our Government will introduce a new law that will make donations to Men’s and Women’s Sheds tax deductable.
What this means is that from 1 July 2020 anyone who donates $2 or more to a Shed can claim an income tax deduction for that donation.
“This is great news for Sheds on the Gold Coast” Minister Andrews said. “This will give members of our community an extra incentive to make a donation and provide support to our local Men’s and Women’s Sheds.
“This will help to secure the financial stability of some existing Sheds, allow for the expansion of others or even assist in the creation of more across the Gold Coast.
“Men’s and Women’s Sheds are at the center of so many communities across the Gold Coast. They provide a place for some to build and create, while for others it’s a reason to get up every day.
“I am proud that we are able to provide this support to Men’s and Women’s Sheds and in turn to our communities. Bringing Australians together is part of our plan for a stronger economy.”