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Funding Available For Men’s Sheds

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Federal Member for Wide Bay Warren Truss

September 9, 2015

The Federal Government’s latest round of funding for Men’s Sheds is now open.

Up to $8000 is available for Sheds under Round 11 of the National Shed Development Program.

Applications close on September 18.

“Men’s Sheds play a very important role keeping men active and contributing to their mental health and physical well-being,” Member for Wide Bay, Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said.

“To provide certainty, the Coalition Government has guaranteed funding for Men’s Sheds for a further three years, through to 2019.

“This funding allows Men’s Sheds to maintain their shed, buy new tools or start new projects.”

Mr Truss said Men’s Sheds helped to combat social isolation, particularly amongst older men living in rural, regional and remote areas.

Applications for grants are assessed by the Australian Men’s Shed Association, in accordance with guidelines agreed by the Department of Health.

Grants are awarded on a competitive basis up to $8000 (GST exclusive) with priority given to sheds in disadvantaged areas.

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