Date published: 
27 July 2020
Media type: 
Media release
Audience: 
General public

121 Men’s Sheds across Australia will share in $500,000 in the latest funding round of the National Shed Development Programme, thanks to the Morrison Government.

Men’s Sheds help men find social support, while being engaged in meaningful community projects.

The Government is committed to supporting Men’s Sheds and encouraging men to meet regularly, support each other, and take part in meaningful projects.

A Men’s Shed can range from purpose-built facilities, multipurpose buildings, or shared spaces that are used regularly to foster positive community spirit among men.

The Morrison Government awards grants to Men’s Sheds in three categories – health and wellbeing events, shed improvements, and equipment.

Sheds are able to apply for funding and grants up to a total of $10,000, with priority given to sheds in disadvantaged areas. Up to $1 million across two grant rounds are available every year for sheds across Australia.

Since 2013, the Government has provided $5.4 million to support men’s sheds, with today’s announcement marking the 20th round of the National Shed Development Programme.