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.

2019-20 funding round- now open

The Victorian Government has announced the 2019-20 Men's Shed funding round providing up to $882,000 for grants that can be used to build new men’s sheds or to refurbish existing men’s sheds. Eligible men’s shed groups can apply for a grant of up to $80,000. 

Carefully read the funding guidelines, for eligibility, key dates and information on the application process and then complete the Expression of Interest if applicable.

Key dates

  • Expression of Interest open: 27 March 2019
  • Expression of Interest close: 12 pm Monday 29 April 2019
  • Applications open: Tuesday 7 May 2019
  • Applications close: 12 pm Tuesday 23 July 2019

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.