SUPPORTING MEN’S HEALTH WITH MEN’S SHED BOOST

The Andrews Labor Government is building or upgrading men’s sheds for communities all over Victoria.

Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region Shaun Leane MP today announced this year’s Men’s Shed grant applications are now open.

The Labor Government is investing nearly $900,000 to build, upgrade or refurbish men’s sheds, which play a key role safeguarding the emotional and social health and wellbeing of Victorian men.

Men’s sheds are safe and productive spaces for men to work on common projects, form friendships and give back to their community. There are more than 360 sheds across Victoria.

The grants are available to the <INSERT REGION> community to build and upgrade sheds across the state, so more people can benefit from the valuable services and companionship a men’s shed offers.

Men’s shed groups can apply for grants of up to $80,000 for the construction of a new sheds or the replacement, extension and refurbishment of an existing shed.

The Labor Government provides $1 million to support men’s sheds in Victoria each year, which includes $116,000 to the Victorian Men’s Shed Association.

For information about the 2019-20 Men’s Shed Grant program and how to apply, visit: http://providers.dhhs.vic.gov.au/mens-shed-program

Quotes attributable to Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan

“We’re supporting men’s sheds across the state, to help more Victorians form friendships, work on common projects and contribute to their community.”

“Men’s sheds can have extraordinary benefits to men’s physical and mental health and wellbeing, and provide support to their local communities through volunteer work.”

Quotes attributable to Hon. Shaun Leane President of the Legislative Council

 

“Men’s shed provide a facility for men at all ages socialise and do things in a practical way as a team. This is what being a part of a local community is about, Supporting Men’s shed is supporting the community.”