Date published: 
17 August 2022
Media type: 
Media release
Audience: 
General public

The Albanese Government is providing much needed funds to our men’s sheds.  
 
A total of $500,000 will be provided through the latest round of National Men’s Sheds Programme (NSDP) funding.  
 
Across Australia, 153 men’s sheds will receive up to $10,000. 
 
Funds will be used to buy computers, host health and wellbeing events, make shed improvements, or purchase tools to use in the shed.  
 
Men’s sheds seeking funding to purchase a defibrillator will also be able to apply at any time under a special category. 
 
The Albanese Government is also providing $400,000 over the next 18 months to charity organisation Movember to conduct a targeted review of health professional education on male health issues.  
 
Movember will lead a group of subject matter experts to identify gaps and improvement opportunities for the education of clinicians. This work will assist in removing barriers for men in accessing timely and appropriate health care. 
 
This work will assist in remove barriers for men in accessing timely and appropriate health care. 
 
Applications for the next round of NSDP open on Friday 19 August, with interested sheds encouraged to apply by Tuesday 27 September. Further information, including an application form for the next round, can be found here: www.mensshed.org/development-grants
 
Attributable to Health and Aged Care Minister Mark Butler  
 
“Men’s sheds across Australia create a place of belonging for over a thousand local communities.
 
“The Albanese Government is providing this funding to men’s sheds so they can continue their important work.  
 
“Movember is synonymous with highlighting men’s health issues. 
 
“The Movember review continues efforts to realise improved health outcomes for Australian males through the implementation of the National Men’s Health Strategy 2020-2030.” 

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