Men's Shed grants available with a focus on coping through COVID

Men's Sheds looking to improve health, wellbeing and safety of members are encouraged to apply for funding via the National Men's Shed Development Programme (NDSP).

Round 21 of the National Men's Shed Development Programme will have a focus on health, wellbeing and safety.

Round 21 of the National Men's Shed Development Programme will have a focus on health, wellbeing and safety.

Round 21 of the funding initiative opened on October 19 and closes on Friday, November 27.

Up to $8000 can be secured as part of the 'health and wellbeing and events' category where computer and IT equipment and computer and IT training will be prioritised 'to support and facilitate shed-based connectivity, address member welfare, online interaction and participation in online events'.

It comes as part of a response to the effects of COVID-19 on Men's Shed members across the country.

Grants of up to $8000 are also available for shed improvements such as dust extraction systems, air filters and upgrades to improve the health and safety of the Shed environment while groups can also apply for up to $5000 for tools and equipment.

Applications for the current funding round close Friday 27 November.

For more information visit mensshed.org

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