Men's Shed Program

Men's sheds provide a place for men to get together, work on common projects and contribute to their community.

The Men's Shed Program provides grants for the construction of new sheds and the refurbishment of existing sheds.

Ongoing funding of $1 million per annum underpins the Men's Shed Program. This funding is allocated across:

  • Building and refurbishing men’s sheds
  • Strengthening the sustainability of men's sheds through the Victorian Men’s Shed Association.

Victorian Men's Shed Association

The Victorian Government provides funding to the Victorian Men's Shed Association to provide leadership and capacity building for men's sheds across Victoria.

2019-20 funding round

The 2019-20 Men's Shed funding round provided $877,672 in grants to build new men's sheds or refurbish existing men' sheds.

The 2019-20 funding round prioritised projects that demonstrated:

  • Community need
  • Community consultation, including with local men
  • Support from community partners
  • How the project would reduce social isolation and loneliness in men
  • Project management capability.
  • 2019-20 funding round

    2019-20 funding round recipients

    • Alphington Men's Shed
    • Ballan Men's Shed
    • Benalla Men's Shed
    • Boolarra Men's Shed
    • Boorndawan Willam Men's Shed
    • Charlton Men's Shed
    • City of Glen Eira Men's Shed
    • Dingley Village Men's Shed
    • East Malvern Men's Shed
    • Endeavor Hills Men's Shed
    • Heywood Men's Shed
    • High Country (Omeo) Men's Shed
    • Mount Beauty and District Men's Shed
    • North Balwyn Community Men's Shed
    • Numurkah Men's Shed
    • Pomonal Men's Shed
    • St Leonards Men's Shed
    • Stratford Men's Shed
    • Timboon Men's Shed Inc.
    • Traralgon Men's Shed and Woodworking Inc.
    • Upwey Men's Shed
    • Warrnambool Men's Shed
    • Waverley Woodworkers Men's Shed.
  • Resources for funded projects

    These resources have been developed to assist you to manage your project

    Report templates

    Men’s Shed Funding Program progress report (word)

    Men’s Shed Funding Program final report (word)

    Victorian Common Funding Agreement - short form

    The Victorian Common Funding Agreement provides a standardised funding agreement for use by all Victorian government departments when funding the not-for-profit (NFP) community sector and local government for human and community services and projects, including specified capital works.

    Victorian Common Funding Agreement - Men's Shed- short form example (word)

    Acknowledgement and publicity guidelines

    Organisations must acknowledge the funding support provided by the Victorian Government for their men's shed. This document assists organisations to ensure that they are aware of their specific acknowledgement requirements.

    Acknowledgement and publicity guidelines (word)

    Victorian State Government logo

    The Victorian State Government logo must be used on all public materials relating to your funded project or activity. For more information see the Victorian Government Logo and Guidelines page on the Creative Victoria website.