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Men’s Shed grants strengthen local communities

Grants of up to $80,000 are available for the construction of a new men’s shed or the extension or refurbishment of an existing shed.

22/04/21 4.45am
Published by Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
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The Victorian Government is strengthening men’s wellbeing and community connections across Victoria, with further funding to establish, expand or improve men’s sheds.

Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan today opened applications for the 2021–22 men’s shed grants round while visiting Bendigo Mensheds.

“These grants will support men’s sheds to expand, refurbish and grow their membership numbers as men’s sheds carefully re-open across Victoria as restrictions ease,” said Minister Donnellan.

Men’s sheds are safe and productive places where men can get together, work on common projects, form friendships and give back to their community.

“Men’s sheds can have extraordinary benefits for men’s mental health and wellbeing by allowing them to build friendships and upskill in a welcoming environment,” said Minister Donnellan.

About the Men’s Shed Funding Program and how to apply

Nearly $900,000 will be available through the latest round of the men’s sheds grants program. Men’s shed groups can apply for a grant of up to $80,000 for the construction of a new men’s shed or the extension or refurbishment of an existing shed.

There are currently more than 360 communities with men’s sheds throughout Victoria. For information about the program and how to apply, see the Men’s Shed Program webpage.

Grant applications are open until 5pm Wednesday, 14 July 2021.

Reviewed 23 June 2021

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