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About Us

The Scottish Men’s Sheds Association is a registered Scottish charity with The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) who is the independent regulator and registrar of Scottish charities.

Presently in 2016 all our trustees are volunteers and receive no remuneration for their time and efforts. They believe passionately about what the SMSA works to achieve for the people of Scotland.

If you would like to donate your time, resources and/or legacy to our network and charity please do get in touch with us. We believe that it will take support in many forms to keep this grass roots movement growing and would appreciate your help to ensure its continued success.

We look forward to hearing from you. All our contact details are available in that section of the website.

Donor Charter

The Scottish Men’s Sheds Association Donor Charter.
The Scottish Men’s Sheds Association endorses the following Donor Charter:

  • We will maintain the best standards when receiving donations.
  • We will treat our donors with honesty and respect.
  • You will be informed of the identity of those serving on our Board and they will ensure that your donations are used effectively for your intended purposes.
  • We will provide out most recent financial statement when requested.
  • All donors will receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
  • We will respect our donors’ right to privacy and confidentiality.
  • To have the opportunity to have your name deleted from our donor mailing list.
  • To be able to ask questions when making a donation and to receive a prompt and honest reply.
  • You have the right to complain and the right to receive a satisfactory response.
  • You will be informed whether those seeking donations are employees, volunteers or third party agents.

All donations will be:

  • Used solely for the purposes of the Scottish Men’s Sheds Association’s mission and objectives.
  • Acknowledged unless no acknowledgment is requested.
  • Financial records will ensure accountability and submitted annually to OSCR.
  • We will comply with the Data Protection Act.

What our members say

In short. We already feel invigorated, more motivated, more active, healthier and indeed happier. Isn’t that what a Shed is about?- Bill B
Your advice and help in negotiating and securing us a lease has been invaluable. We wish you every success in developing the SMSA to the point that every area in Scotland will have a regional advisor. - Alan P
There have been times when the task ahead of us has seemed too much and without your presence to re-kindle our motivation we might have faltered.- Peter
Many thanks for such a fulsome conversation this morning. Both Lawson and I learnt a great deal from our chat and from your advice. Well Being!- Alan S

Men involved in community Men’s Sheds report living healthier, happier and more connected lives.