Men’s Sheds across the Mornington Peninsula have been invited to apply for funding as part of the latest round of the Federal Government’s National Men’s Shed Development Program. Round 21 of the program will specifically prioritise applications with a strong health, well-being or safety emphasis, in acknowledgement of the impact of COVID-19 and the needs of Men’s Sheds in the recovery period and beyond. Additionally, in light of COVID-19, IT equipment and training will be prioritised to increase connectivity among Men’s Shed members.
Money is available for three categories:
• Health, well-being and events – $8000 maximum;
• Shed improvements – $8000 maximum; and,
• Equipment – $5000 maximum.
“Now more than ever, Men’s Sheds offer men a critical avenue for social support and engagement,” Flinders federal Liberal MP Greg Hunt said. “To stay healthy, we all need to do regular activities with the people around us, and our local Men’s Sheds have become a focal point for the Mornington Peninsula community. Men’s Sheds are vital in providing a safe space for men to talk and work on meaningful projects. This new funding round will provide financial support to assist in both setting up and maintaining Men’s Sheds across Australia.”
Since 2013, the Government has provided $5.4 million to support Men’s Sheds across Australia. Applications for the current round close on Friday, November 27. For more information, visit www.mensshed.org