Standing shoulder to shoulder with Men's Shed
Support men to support each other
Men’s Sheds are a modern take on the backyard shed that has long been a part of Australian culture and a place for men to connect. Today the Australian Men's Shed Association supports almost 1000 Men's Sheds across Australia which help men find social inclusion and meaningful participation in their local community.
With a focus on the Riverina and Indigo Shire (the home of Uncle Tobys), our partnership focuses on increasing awareness of Men’s Sheds and contributing financially to help deliver a range of programs throughout the year.
We also support with the amplification of important messages such as R U OK? and facilitate free men's health checks at local events through AMSA's ‘Spanner in the Works?’ male health initiative.
Growing Greatness with the Great Grows Here Community Grants Program
The Great Grows Here Community Grants Program was first launched in 2018 and has since become the key cornerstone of the partnership. It invites Men's Sheds to apply for funding that enables them to complete goodwill community projects such as community gardens, outdoor seating, native bird houses and refurbishment of community spaces.
In 2018, the Griffith (NSW) Men's Shed built a Chicken coop for the local Lake Wyangan School teaching kids about where food comes from and educating them on caring for animals.
For more details on the Australian Men’s Shed Association and shed locations, visit www.mensshed.org.