Member for Narracan, Gary Blackwood, is encouraging applications to the 2016 Men's Sheds Program from Narracan communities to establish new, or refurbish existing Men’s Sheds.
Mr Blackwood said Men’s Sheds play a vital role in local communities providing an exchange of skills and important meeting place for men.
‘Men’s Sheds are valuable community facilities that give men a place to meet, establish social networks and work on meaningful projects that can have a benefit to the individuals and wider community,’ Mr Blackwood said.
‘Funding has been delivered to a number of Men’s Shed projects across the Narracan Electorate in the past and the positive results seen from that investment demonstrates how valuable a resource they can be for men’s health.
‘I encourage both existing Men’s Sheds and organisations interested in establishing a Shed to consider applying for a grant,’ Mr Blackwood said.
Up to $1 million in funding has been made available by the Victorian Government with grants of up to $60,000 to establish a new Men’s Shed or $30,000 to refurbish or upgrade existing men’s sheds.
Organisations who apply for funding are required to be an incorporated not-for-profit organisation or local council.
Applications close 5pm Friday 27 May 2016.
More detail about the program is available at http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/for-business-and-community/community-involvement/men-in-the-community/mens-sheds