Men's Shed Grants

The Brisbane City Council Men's Shed Grant supports Men's Shed groups in Brisbane. This program provides a safe, supportive and friendly environment for men of all ages to gather, volunteer, work and seek fellowship with like-minded people. The grant provides funding for:

  • establishment and coordination expenses
  • facility improvements
  • equipment and material purchases.

To locate a Men's Shed group, visit the Australian Men's Shed Association website.

Grant information sessions 23-25 July

Council is running a number of information sessions to assist with developing your submission and to find out more information about the grants. These workshops are relevant for Building Stronger Communities Grants ProgramAccess and Inclusion Community Partnership ProgramCommunity Development and Capacity Building GrantsMen's Shed Grant ProgramBrisbane History Grants and Healthy and Physical Activity Grants.

Find a session near you.

Funding available

Funding amounts range from a minimum of $2000 to $20,000.

Funding round dates

Applications for the next round of this program are now open and will close on Monday 26 August.

How to apply

For more information about the Men's Shed Grants, including how to apply, read the guidelines.


An applicant should be an incorporated not-for-profit organisation.

An unincorporated not-for-profit organisation may also apply, under the auspices of an incorporated not-for-profit organisation able to accept legal and financial responsibility for the applicant’s project.

Applicants must operate within the Brisbane City Council Local Government Area (LGA).

Applicants must not have any overdue Council grant acquittals or outstanding debts with Council.

Acquittal reports for successful applicants

Advice on how to access the online acquittal form will be emailed to the grant applicant after payment has been made. Acquittals must be completed within 12 months of the grant approval notification letter.

Grant recipients with overdue acquittal reports are not eligible to apply for grants.

If you believe your Men's Shed group may have an outstanding report from a previous grant funded project, phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak to the Grants Unit for advice.

More information

For more information about this grant, and before you commence an application, phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak with the Men's Shed Program Officer.

You can also contact Council via:

You can also read the grant guidelines.

Last updated:15 July 2019