Funding Opportunity Announced for Victorian Mensheds

Men’s Sheds from across Victoria will share in a total of $700,000 in funding from the Victorian Coalition Government for refurbishment grants, Minister for Community Services Mary Wooldridge has announced.

Grants of up to $30,000 per shed were made available to incorporated not-for-profit organisations and local government authorities that auspiced existing Men’s Sheds.

Grant recipients were required to provide funding or in-kind support towards the project, taking the total value of the refurbishments to $1.2 million.

The grants, under the new Strengthening Men’s Sheds Program, will allow for the redevelopment of 36 existing sheds to meet increased community demand for activities and occupational health and safety, and disability guidelines.

“The Victorian Coalition Government recognises the significant role Men’s Sheds play in their local communities through engaging a wide range of men, including those with disability, farmers, war veterans, retirees and the unemployed" said the Minister Wooldridge