Australian Men’s Shed Association
“Men don’t talk face to face they talk shoulder to shoulder”
Round 4 Development Grants Now Closed
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About the Australian Government
Shed Development Program
The Australian Men’s Sheds Association (AMSA) administers the Australian Government Shed Development Program (the Program) on behalf of the Australian Government in order to provide direct financial assistance to men’s sheds across Australia.
Under the Program, $250,000 is allocated each financial year and two funding rounds of approximately $125,000 will occur in each financial year.
Across three years a total of $750,000 will be allocated to assist new and existing Sheds.
All Sheds in Australia can apply for up to a total of $10,000 for a range of financial support across the three funding categories:
Category One: Tools & Equipment to a maximum of $4,000
Category Two: Building Maintenance & Development to a maximum of $6,000
Category Three: Shed Activities & Programs to a maximum of $5,000
Australian Government Shed Development Program
Round Four Application Timeline
Monday 16 April 2012 Round 4 Australian Government Shed Development Program applications OPENS for a period of 6 weeks
Friday 25 May 2012 Round 4 Australian Government Shed Development Program applications CLOSES
Friday 15 June 2012 All Round 4 Australian Government Shed Development Program applications checked for eligibility, finalisation of spreadsheet and associated documentation
Friday 27 July 2012 Assessment of eligible Round 4 Australian Government Shed Development Program applications by AMSA Evaluation Panel completed
September 2012Ministerial announcement of successful applicants and release of grant outcomes on AMSA website.All applicants formally informed of outcomes and successful applicants provided with Funding Agreement documentation
September 2012 Round 5 Australian Government Shed Development Program applications opens
If Successful, What are the Funding Conditions?
 Priority Groups include males living in rural and remote areas, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males, males with a disability and/or mental illness, migrant males, males who are socially disadvantaged and/or isolated, and groups from areas where there is a high percentage of males out of work.