131 Men’s Sheds will share almost $670,000 in Australian Government funding to continue supporting the health and wellbeing of their community.

Up to $10,000 each will be awarded to help sheds with improving their facilities, buying tools and equipment, coordinating health-related training, and hosting events with a focus on men’s health issues.

“Men’s Sheds are helping men and boys find mateship and social support to help them stay mentally and physically healthy,” Minister for Health and Aged Care, Mark Butler, said.

 “These grants are going towards some fantastic projects that will enable Men’s Sheds around the country continue to provide a supportive place where men can focus on their health and wellbeing.”

There are approximately 1,300 Men’s Sheds across Australia offering thousands of men of all ages a safe place to meet, socialise, connect, and engage in meaningful community work. Many retirement villages also offer Men’s Sheds.

Examples of grant recipients in this round include:

Applications are currently open for the next round of grants of up to $10,000.

Further grants are also available to replace or install defibrillators.

See NSDP Documents and FAQs – Australian Men’s Shed Association (mensshed.org) for more information.