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Tasmanian Men's Shed Association Grants Program 2021-22

Status: OPEN

Applications open on Monday, 20 September 2021, and will close at 5:00 pm on Friday, 29 October 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.

The details of the successful applicants will be made publicly available at Unsuccessful applicants will receive a letter advising they have been unsuccessful, with details of how to request feedback on their application.


The Tasmanian Men’s Shed Association (TMSA) is the peak body for Men’s Shed members in Tasmania. The TMSA currently represents 64 Sheds, which collectively have over 3 000 members. Men’s sheds provide a vital role supporting the health and wellbeing of members by reducing social isolation, encouraging participation and sharing experiences and expertise in a safe environment.

The Tasmanian Men's Shed Association (TMSA) Grants Program supports capacity building, men’s health and wellbeing, including mental health initiatives, and the sustainable development of Men’s Sheds in Tasmania. It is TMSA’s vision that, as a result of increased capacity and sustainability, Sheds will be able to provide and support additional community activities that create enhanced opportunities for education, skills exchanges and intergenerational mentoring that positively impact their members and communities.

Funding available

The Tasmanian Government has provided $175 000 for the 2021-22 TMSA Grants Program.

Funding is available through two categories:

Category One

  • Grants of up to $6 000 for tools, equipment, men’s health, including mental health and wellbeing initiatives, member training and community initiatives.
  • Funding is also available for Sheds to purchase hygiene and other equipment to assist with their relevant COVID-19 Safe Workplace Guidelines and COVID-19 Safety Plans.

Category Two

  • Grants of up to $20 000 for capital works.

Organisations may submit up to two applications, one in each category, with applications ranked in order of priority.

Guidelines and Application Form

Applicants should read and understand the program Guidelines prior to applying.

How to apply: Details on how to apply are included in the program Guidelines and Application Form.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Wendy Kennedy, TMSA Executive Officer, prior to submitting an application, for feedback and advice to assist in providing the strongest case for funding. Wendy Kennedy can be contacted by telephone on 0438 100 446 or by email at

Important Information around COVID19

All applicants funded under this Program must comply with any COVID-19 requirements and restrictions for events in place at the time of their event, including the Tasmanian Government’s A Framework for COVID-19 Safe Events and Activities in Tasmania.

Previous Grant Recipients

Find out about successful grant applications from previous grant rounds.

Find Men's Sheds in Tasmania

See the Tasmanian Men's Shed Association's website for details about Men's Sheds in Tasmania including information about how to start up a Men's Shed in your area.


Further Information

For further information, please contact Communities, Sport and Recreation by email at or by phone on 1800 204 224.