A total of 131 Men’s Sheds will share almost $670,000 in Australian Government funding to continue supporting the health and wellbeing of their community.
The grants of up to $10,000 each will help sheds with improving their facilities, buying tools and equipment, coordinating health-related training, and hosting events with a focus on men’s health issues.
There are approximately 1,300 Men’s Sheds across Australia offering thousands of men of all ages a safe place to meet, socialise, connect and engage in meaningful community work.
Examples of grant recipients in this round include:
- Claremont Men’s Shed (Qld) for a ‘Jugs and Jocks’ men’s and community mental health initiative
- Denman and District Men’s Shed (NSW) for a men’s health muster
- Peter Mac Men’s Shed (Vic) for a Reel Recovery Fly Fishing Retreat for men with cancer.
Applications are currently open for the next round of grants of up to $10,000. Further grants are also available to replace or install defibrillators. See NSDP Documents and FAQs - Australian Men's Shed Association (mensshed.org) for more information.
Quotes attributable to Minister Butler:
“Men’s Sheds are helping men and boys find mateship and social support to help them stay mentally and physically healthy.
“These grants are going towards some fantastic projects that will enable Men’s Sheds around the country continue to provide a supportive place where men can focus on their health and wellbeing.