Our supporters

Dalbeattie Men’s Shed is fortunate to have been supported by several individuals and organisations; friends, family and neighbours of members have donated tools, equipment, cakes and cash. Businesses such as TSD Construction Solutions, and McDermid Supply Company have helped us source materials and equipment at competitive rates. Third sector organisations such as Dalbeattie Rotary and Dalbeattie Probus have made donations, and those below have helped significantly with either funds, or organisational support.

Age Scotland

Age Scotland have funded the purchase of woodworking equipment for our shed. Dalbeattie Men’s Shed has been a member of Age Scotland (No: 2015-256614) since 15th July 2015.

Dalbeattie Chamber of Trade

The Dalbeattie Chamber of Trade made a donation to the Shed in recognition of the many hours spent refurbishing the Town Christmas Lanterns.

Dalbeattie Community Initiative

The Shed has a page on Dalbeattie Community Initiative’s Dalbeattie Matters website. The Initiatives charity shop, Preloved, made a small donation to the start-up of the Shed.

Dalbeattie Rotary Club

Dalbeattie Rotary Club initiated the Dalbeattie Men’s Shed by advertising for interested parties and holding exploratory meetings in Q4/2014. This led to a small group of potential members seeking funds and premises in Q1/2015, and eventually the establishment of Dalbeattie Men’s Shed as a self-managed SCIO (Charitable Organisation) meeting in Castle Works, Edingham.

Dumfries Carers Centre

The Dumfries Carers Centre arranged funding via the locality Integration fund for the purchase of workshop equipment, and maintain an ongoing interest in our Shed.

Foundation Scotland

Foundation Scotland has funded the purchase of specialist tools and materials for the Shed from the Asda Bag Community Grant Scheme administered by them.

Legion Scotland

Legion Scotland has pledged to provide financial support to the Shed over three years from 2016.


Metalcraft have provided advice,training and discounted sales of cold metal working equipment.

NHS, Dumfries and Galloway

The National Health Service, Dumfries and Galloway funded the start up of Dalbeattie Mens Shed from their Day Opportunity Fund.

Paterson Engineering

Paterson Engineering provide ongoing metal working support.

Scottish Charity Regulator

Dalbeattie Men’s Shed has been registered with the Scottish Charity Regulator as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO number SC045783) since 7th July 2015.

Sport Relief

Sport Relief granted money to assist with development of a picture framing facility for the Shed.

The Asda Foundation

The Asda Foundation provided funding towards the setting up of our metal workshop.
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The Royal Voluntary Service

The RVS have an initiative to support Men's Sheds which signposts funding opportunities.

Third Sector Dumfries & Galloway

Third Sector Dumfries & Galloway have provided, and continue to provide, ongoing support from their Dalbeattie Office (in the Community Initiative). They also network all the Dumfries and Galloway Men’s Sheds. Dalbeattie Men’s Shed is a Time Bank Member with the Third Sector.

TSD Construction Solutions

TSD Construction Solutions Ltd have generously provided space for Dalbeattie Men’s Shed to meet and work in Unit 8 of their Castle Works.

UK Men’s Shed Association

Dalbeattie Men’s Shed has been affiliated to the UK Men’s Shed Association since Q1/2015. This connection provides a window into the development of, and influences on, Men’s Sheds throughout the UK.