The Shed is supported and partly funded by Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland and Charnwood Borough Council and also by Leicestershire County Council through its Shire grants scheme. We have also received donations and small grants from a variety of individuals and organisations including the Rotary, Masons and Tesco’s bags of support. Thank you to all who have contributed to make Charnwood Shed a success.
However, we need to raise extra money to keep the Shed operating. The charge for each session is deliberately low so that there is no barrier to anyone who needs the social and mental benefits of attending the Shed.
We regularly hold sales of items made at the Shed and also take commissions. We have supplied orders for benches, bird and bat boxes, hedgehog houses, bird-tables, planters and more. Contact Owen on Owen.Jones@ageukleics.org.uk if you are interested in commissioning any items or have a venue where we could have a stall to sell our wares (e.g. table-top sale or fete).