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About Us

The Scottish Men’s Sheds Association (SMSA) is a registered Scottish charity (SC045139) with The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) who is the independent regulator and registrar of Scottish charities.

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.

Our small staff team of three passionate individuals work tirelessly to promote and support the growth of the grass roots movement across Scotland (SMSA Aims). From speaking to hundreds of individuals who need the support in how to start their own Men’s Shed, to creating the pathway and health and safety documentation specifically targeted for Scottish law to lobbying ministers re mens health and veterans. If you would like to donate in some way to help us continue to meet the huge growth demands with 175 Shed groups in Scotland within six years and growing weekly you can in various ways. (more info about us)

Below are some of the avenues in helping us. If you buy things online from main retailers at no extra cost to yourself we could be receiving a donation. It makes a huge difference to us and the Shedders, with a few extra clicks and these companies (Easy Fundraising and Amazon Smile) donate to our and now your worthy cause every time you shop.

Also if you are a company or an individual who has resources and/or a legacy to leave us and help our work 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.

You can donate directly to us using PLEASE DONATE (PayPal) or through Virgin Money Giving below – thank you.

We look forward to hearing from you through receiving your donations or if you prefer a conversation please do contact us. All our contact details are available in that section of the website.

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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 direct donors will receive appropriate acknowledgement 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.
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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.