Men in Eastern Victoria will continue to have places to connect, build new friendships and share skills, thanks to $870,000 in Victorian Government funding to upgrade local Men’s Sheds.
Grants of $2,300 are now available to Men’s Sheds who are struggling financially after not being able to undertake their normal fundraising activities. The funding will assist Men’s Sheds to meet their most urgent expenses, so they can reopen as strong and connected
community organisations when restrictions ease.
Men’s Sheds are safe and productive spaces for men to work on common projects, and participate in their local community. The sheds support the local community through volunteer work, from mentoring young people or using woodwork or machinery skills to create items for organisations and residents in need.
They also help improve the health and wellbeing of participants by giving men a space to connect, make friends and socialise.
There are more than 1,000 Men’s Sheds across the country, with over 360 in Victoria including one at Upper Gully and one at Upwey.
For more information or to apply for the grants program visit providers.dhhs.vic.gov.au/mens-shed-program