Monday, June 17, 2024

$500,000 to build Men’s Sheds network

One hundred and twenty one Men’s Sheds across Australia will share in $500,000 in the latest funding round of the National Shed Development Programme by the Federal Government.

Health Minister, Greg Hunt said 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,” said Mr Hunt.

“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 Government awards grants to Men’s Sheds in three categories – health and wellbeing events, shed improvements, and equipment, with sheds able to apply for funding and grants up to a total of $10,000 and priority given to sheds in disadvantaged areas.

“Up to $1 million across two grant rounds are available every year for sheds across Australia,” said Minister Hunt.

“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.”

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