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Harriet Shing MP:
Supporting Eastern Victoriaís Menís Sheds
Men in Eastern Victoria will continue to have places to connect, build new friendships and share skills.
By Portal Admin - 12th October 2020 - Back to News
Men in Eastern Victoria will continue to have places to connect, build new friendships and share skills thanks to $870,000 in Victorian Government funding to upgrade local Menís Sheds.
Grants of $2,300 are now available to Menís Sheds who are struggling financially after not being able to undertake their normal fundraising activities.
The funding will assist Menís Sheds to meet their most urgent expenses, so they can reopen as strong and connected community organisations when restrictions ease.
Menís Sheds are safe and productive spaces for men to work on common projects, and participate in their local community.
The sheds support the local community through volunteer work, from mentoring young people or using woodwork or machinery skills to create items for organisations and residents in need.
They also help improve the health and wellbeing of participants by giving men a space to connect, make friends and socialise.
There are more than 1,000 Menís Sheds across the country, with over 360 in Victoria.
For more information or to apply for the grants program visit providers.dhhs.vic.gov.au/mens-shed-program.
Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing
"Menís Sheds play an important role in connecting and strengthening the Eastern Victoria community Ė this funding will ensure they remain places for strong community connections."
"These grants are about ensuring Menís Sheds continue to provide safe places for men to come together and guild friendships while giving back to the community."
Quotes attributable to Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan
"I know how tough itís been during the pandemic, with shedders keen to get back to their sheds as soon as possible."
"This funding will ensure Menís Sheds across Victoria can bounce back quickly, and continue to provide a great place for men to get together and support their local community."
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