Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Anthony Carbines opened applications for grants through the $1 million men’s sheds program while visiting the new Mount Duneed Men’s Shed on Thursday, 28 April.
The Mt Duneed Men’s Shed is made up of almost 60 members from across the Waurn Ponds, Belmont, Grovedale, Armstrong Creek and Mt Duneed areas.
The men’s shed helps the local community in many ways, including building bag boxes for schools and display cabinets for local artists, and crafting and donating wooden toys to local charities at Christmas.
“Men’s sheds play such an important role, providing a place to learn new skills and share interests, as well as the opportunity to make friends and contribute to the community,” said Minister Carbines.
The Mt Duneed Men’s Shed received an $80,000 grant from the Victorian Government in the last men’s shed grant round, funding the fit out of their new customised facility. The funding supported important additions like workbenches, lighting and a dust-extraction system, making it an effective creative space for the community.
In the 2022–23 grant round, men’s shed groups can again apply for a grant of up to $80,000 for the construction of a new shed or the extension or refurbishment of an existing shed.
There are currently more than 360 communities with men’s sheds throughout Victoria.
More information and how to apply
Find more information about the 2022–23 Men’s Shed Funding Program and how to apply on the Service Provider’s website.