Mens shed’s get funding

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The state government has announced further funding to establish, expand or improve men’s sheds across Victoria.

Member for Werribee Tim Pallas announced applications have opened for grants through the $1 million men’s sheds program.

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

In the 2022-23 grant round, men’s shed groups can again apply for a grant of up to $80,000 for the construction of a new shed or the extension or refurbishment of an existing shed.

There are currently more than 360 communities with men’s sheds throughout Victoria.

Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Anthony Carbines said: “Men’s sheds play such an important role, providing a place to learn new skills and share interests, as well as the opportunity to make friends and contribute to the community.”

“This investment will support upgrades for men’s sheds throughout the state, delivering more opportunities for Victorians to reconnect after a difficult couple of years.”