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Men’s Shed Funding Program

Applications are now open for the Men’s Shed Funding Program 2023-24


Who can apply:
Not-for-profit groups
$0 - $100,000

Applications are now open for grants up to $100,000 to help build or improve Men’s Sheds across the state. A total of $860,000 is available.

Men’s sheds are safe and practical places for men to meet, make social connections and actively participate in their local communities.

Grants of up to $100,000 are available for:

  • the construction of new men’s sheds, including the conversion of a building that is not a men’s shed into a men’s shed
  • the refurbishment, extension or upgrade of existing men’s sheds.

The department supports applications for projects that:

  • specifically target a reduction in social isolation in men by providing a workshop-based male only environment on some days
  • support the inclusion of women on some days
  • create a culturally inclusive atmosphere and encourage multicultural participation
  • demonstrate significant value to the social framework of the local community in proportion to the amount of invested funds.

This latest grant round is part of the ongoing Men’s Shed Funding Program.  

Every year $1 million is invested into supporting Victorian Men’s Sheds, including around $140,000 towards the Victorian Men’s Shed Association. 

  • Applications open

    27 September to 8 December 2023

    Remember to read the guidelines before starting an application