Funding opportunity for Men’s Sheds
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Funding opportunity for Men’s Sheds

Applications are now open for the Men's Shed Funding Program 2023-24, providing grants of up to $100,000.
Nationals’ Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said Men’s Sheds are vital community hubs and encourages not-for-profit groups to make an application.
“These facilities create safe and inclusive spaces where men can come together, foster social connections, and actively participate in their communities,” Mr Bull said.
“Visiting the Men’s Sheds across the electorate, I have seen firsthand the great benefit they provide to not only their members, but also to the broader community.
“I am also well aware that many groups have changing circumstances, are looking to expand or require urgent repairs to facilitate their programs.
Funding can be used for the construction of new sheds, including the conversion of non-shed buildings into welcoming spaces, refurbishments, extensions, or upgrades.
The grant program also encourages projects that:
• Target a reduction in social isolation among men by offering workshop-based male-only environments on some days
• Support the inclusion of women on some days
• Foster a culturally inclusive atmosphere and encourage multicultural participation
• Demonstrate significant value to the social fabric of the local community in proportion to the funds invested.
“There’s tremendous work being done in Men’s Sheds across the region. They are important pillars in our community, actively contributing to men's health, fostering social inclusion, and facilitating vital connections.
“This funding round is a fantastic opportunity to do that or to foster new and improved programs that will benefit our community,” Mr Bull said.
Applications close December 8, 2023. For more information or to apply, please visit:
Caption: Nationals MP for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, pictured with members of the Bemm River and Bairnsdale Men’s Sheds, is encouraging local groups to apply for grants of up to $100,000.