BUILDING CONNECTIONS WITH NEW MEN’S SHEDS GRANTS

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting wellbeing in communities across the state with further funding to establish, expand or improve men’s sheds.

Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced applications have opened for grants through the $1 million men’s sheds program.

Men’s sheds provide a place for people to get together, work on common projects and contribute to their community.

In the 2022-23 grant round, men’s shed groups can again apply for a grant of up to $80,000 for the construction of a new 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 2022-23 Men’s Shed Funding Program and how to apply, visit

providers.dffh.vic.gov.au/mens-shed-program

Quotes attributable to Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Anthony Carbines

“Men’s sheds play such an important role, providing a place to learn new skills and share interests, as well as the opportunity to make friends and contribute to the community.”

“This investment will support upgrades for men’s sheds throughout the state, delivering more opportunities for Victorians to reconnect after a difficult couple of years.”

Quote attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes

“These grants will help men’s sheds grow and welcome new members, providing a place for people across our community to connect and supporting their wellbeing.”