Australia’s 135 Men’s Sheds will share in $500,000 funding under the Morrison Government National Shed Development Programme.
Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the grant would support Men’s Sheds to buy tools and equipment, maintain their infrastructure, coordinate training events and host community activities about men’s health issues.
“Grant rounds are held twice a year and eligible Men’s Sheds, including the five in my electorate of Bonner, are able to apply for grants of up to $10,000, with priority given to sheds in disadvantaged areas,” Mr Vasta said.
“Men’s Sheds are places where men can find social support and camaraderie while engaged in meaningful projects. “Since 2013, the government has provided $4.92 million to support Men’s Sheds through this programme.”
In this year’s budget the Morrison Government announced continued and expanded funding to support the Men’s Shed movement. Funding includes:
- Funding to Men’s Sheds through the National Shed Development Programme will be continued, and increased to $1 million per year for four years ·
- $1.5 million to fund regional coordinators at the grassroots level in each state and territory which aims to provide direct assistance in Men’s Shed;·
- $3.6 million to the Australian Men’s Shed Association to support Men’s Shed at a national level;