Men's Shed Grants

Grant update

Brisbane City Council has prioritised funds to create the new Lord Mayor’s COVID-19 Direct Assistance Program in 2020-21. This Program will support our community organisations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Refer to the Lord Mayor’s COVID-19 Direct Assistance Program to check your eligibility and to find out more.

The Men’s Shed Grants will return in 2021-22.

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.

Funding available

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

Funding round dates

Applications for this grant are closed. This program will return in 2021-22.

Eligibility

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 read program guidelines.

You can also contact Council via:

Last updated: 22 July 2020