The Dusty Shed comes under the umbrella of ‘Mens Sheds Cymru’ and provides a facility primarily but not exclusively for older men and women with time on their hands to undertake practical tasks, most commonly woodwork, but in reality anything that they wish to turn their hand to.
We aim to promote health and wellbeing by reducing the loneliness and isolation of individuals, particularly but not exclusively men and women aged 50+, living in Ely and Caerau areas and the surrounding area of Cardiff.
Dusty Shed Closed
Unfortunately, the latest Government guidance on social isolation during the Coronavirus crisis has meant that we can no longer keep the Dusty Shed open for public access until further notice, as from Monday 23rd March 2020.
We will reopen as soon as is reasonably possible.
National Lottery Community Fund
We are delighted to be one of 56 groups in Wales that are being awarded a share of £744,697 of National Lottery money this month. Thank you National Lottery players for making this possible! This money ensures that we can afford to keep the Dusty Shed going for another year.
Local Selco Star
Selco Builders Warehouse recently ran an initiative called “Selco Stars”, which donates to community groups around the UK who needed materials for repairs and improvements to their facilities. The Dusty Shed was one of the 12 finalists but unfortunately we didn’t win the final. As a local winner, we were awarded credit to the value of £500 to be used to buy tools and materials from Selco stores.
Watch the promotional video below featuring some of our members.
If you wish to contact us about volunteering or supporting our project please send an email using our Contact Us form, and someone will be in touch within 24 hrs.