Funding from the Andrews Labor Government will help deliver a new men’s shed for Trentham – the first in the town’s history.

The new large shed will create more positive, safe and practical spaces for men from Trentham and surrounding towns to work together and contribute to their local community.

The Trentham and Districts Men’s Shed, one of 29 men’s sheds to benefit from the latest round of 2018-19 Men’s Sheds funding grants, will receive $60,000 for the construction of their new shed.

In total, nine new men’s sheds will be built and 20 existing sheds refurbished across Victoria.

It adds to the tally of 70 men’s sheds the Labor Government has already built or upgraded since November 2014.

Each year, the Labor Government provides $1 million to support men’s sheds in Victoria, which includes funding for the Victorian Men’s Shed Association.

Today’s funding is on top of the $75,000 that was recently announced to continue support for a dedicated Victorian Men’s Shed Association Field Officer and their work to improve the sustainability and governance of the state’s men’s shed network.

Men’s sheds are safe and practical places for men to meet, make social connections and actively participate in their local communities.

The Labor Government is a proud supporter of men’s sheds and recognises the important role they play in bringing communities together.

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Quote attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas

“Men’s sheds are a wonderful part of our community – they engage men across our region so they have the chance to come together and catch up with mates.”

“Congratulations to the Trentham community who got behind this project. They can now start work on building a men’s shed for Trentham thanks to this grant.”