LOCALS are being encouraged to apply for a State Government grant to refurbish Men’s Sheds.
This year’s Men’s Shed Funding Program has an emphasis on supporting men from regional areas.
Men’s Sheds are safe and productive spaces for men to work and form friendships, with almost 1000 sheds nationally and more than 360 in Victoria.
Around 15,000 people attend a shed in Victoria each day.
Families and Children Minister Jenny Mikakos has encouraged Men’s Shed groups to apply for grants, with up to $60,000 available to build new sheds, and up to $30,000 to upgrade or refurbish existing ones.
Applications close June 8 at providers.dhhs.vic.gov.au/mens-shed-program.