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.
The Victorian Government supports men’s sheds with ongoing funding of $1 million per year through the men’s sheds program. The Men’s Shed program allocates funding to three streams:
- Strengthening the sustainability of men’s sheds through the Victorian Men’s Shed Association
- Refurbishing men’s sheds
- Building new men’s sheds.
There are over 340 men’s sheds operating in Victoria. The Victorian Government has to date provided 286 grants to men’s sheds for construction or refurbishment.
Men’s shed grant rounds are usually held annually. This webpage will be updated with information about the 2017 men’s shed grant round when it is announced.
The 2016 Men’s Sheds funding round is now closed. Please find the 2016 Guidelines attached for reference.
- Men's sheds: building and strengthening Victorian communities grant guidelines January 2016 (Word 349KB)
For information about joining a men’s shed near you, check the Victorian Men’s Shed Association website through the link below.