Men's Sheds

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The 2017 Men’s Shed Funding Round is now closed

$879,000 has been made available for communities across Victoria, to build a new shed or refurbish an existing shed through the Men's Shed Program.

Men's sheds enhance the health and well being of both individuals and communities as a whole by reducing social isolation and promoting social inclusion.

New build grants of up to $60,000 were available to:

  • construct a new men's shed
  • redevelop an existing men's shed
  • co-locate a men’s shed within a multifunction community facility or hub.

Refurbishment grants of up to $30,000 were available for:

  • modifications to meet health and safety and/or disability access standards
  • modifications to meet public access needs
  • modifications to increase shed capacity
  • refurbishments to expand activities based on community demand

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • demonstrate a high level of need for the project in the community
  • come from rural communities, communities that are experiencing economic and social change or Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities
  • contain a clear strategic plan to sustain the operation of the shed as an inclusive community facility and address issues of social isolation
  • represent considerable value for government investment
  • will address significant disadvantage in the community.

Who can apply

Funding was available to incorporated not-for-profit organisations and local councils.

The 2017 grant guidelines and application can be downloaded here:

Men's Shed Grant Guidelines March 2017 (PDF 787KB)

Men's Shed Grant Guidelines March 2017 (Word 163KB)

Closing date for applications

This funding round closed on Friday 16 June 2017.

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