In response to COVID-19, IT equipment and training will be prioritised to facilitate increased connectivity amongst shedders.
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey encourages all Men’s Sheds in Grey to apply.
“Now more than ever, Men’s Sheds are offering a critical avenue for social support and engagement,” he said. “To stay healthy, we all need regular activities and to interact with people around us, and our local Men’s Sheds have become a focal point for regional communities.
“Many Men’s Sheds in Grey have received funding through previous rounds of this program enabling them to make improvements to their sheds, buy tools and health resources.
“The Shed’s are doing a fantastic job in providing friendship, support, company and a place where blokes can get together and work on fulfilling projects together and enjoy a chat.”
Financial support is available across the following funding categories:
- Health, Wellbeing, and Events $8,000 maximum
- Shed Improvements $8,000 maximum
- Equipment $5,000 maximum
Minister for Health, Greg Hunt MP added: “Men’s Sheds are vital in providing a safe space for men to talk and work on meaningful projects and the new round will provide financial support to assist in both setting up and maintaining them across Australia.”
Since 2013, the Coalition Government has provided $5.4 million to support men’s sheds across Australia.
Applications for the current funding round close Friday 27 November. For more information, visit https://mensshed.org/national-shed-development-programme-round-21/