Greg Hunt

Federal Member for Flinders | Minister for Health

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Federal Government Support for Men’s Shed

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

The Cranbourne Casey Men’s Shed and the New Peninsula Men's Shed Mount Martha will receive $4500 and $5000 respectively from the Turnbull Government to promote and support men’s health and wellbeing.

This grant is part of $400,000 in national funding which will be distributed to 93 community Men’s Sheds across Australia.

Men’s Sheds are a popular way for men to connect with their community—whether it’s through a building project, a first aid workshop or a transition to retirement seminar— that’s why the Government has supported this program through 13 rounds of funding.

There are any number of activities for men to take part in, which in turn, provides that important sense of belonging to a community, particularly for older men and men living in regional areas.

Men’s Shed grants support the purchase of tools, equipment, community projects, training, building maintenance and development, and health improvement activities.

The Australian Government has provided $5.1 million (from 2016-17 to 2018-19) to the Australian Men’s Sheds Association (AMSA) to provide support and resources to new and existing Men’s Sheds and to manage the National Shed Development Programme.

Grants are competitive with priority given to sheds in disadvantaged areas. Further rounds of funding will be available for Men’s Sheds and details can be found at www.mensshed.org.

For information on the application process, contact AMSA via email at amsa@mensshed.net or phone 1300 550 009.

Please contact my Electorate Office on 5979 3188 for any further information about Men’s Sheds.

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