Men's Sheds

Do you know of individuals thinking of starting a Men’s Shed in your community? 

HelpAge Canada is making Start-up Grants available to support new Men’s Sheds across Canada! 

Recognizing the value of Men’s Sheds in promoting men’s health and wellness, micro-grants of up to $1000 are available to assist with the start-up costs of new Men’s Sheds in Canada.

These Start-up Grants are available to groups of two or more men or to community organizations interested in starting a Men’s Shed in their community.

Happy senior male carpenter cutting wood planks on table saw machine. Smiling mature man working in carpentry workshop.

A welcoming place where men can feel useful,
have purpose, enjoy social connection and
make a meaningful contribution to the community.

all the tools

Getting Started is Simple:

  1. Review the FAQ for additional questions you may have (question/responses will be added on an ongoing basis).
  2. Contact us at to learn more about Men’s Shed grants. You’ll also be directed to resources to learn about what’s involved in starting and sustaining a Shed, and the mentorship support available from the Men’s Shed network.
  3. Get organized, start planning your Shed, and prepare and submit your application: Click here to complete the online application.
  4. You can also review the outcome report template that will be due at the end of the granting period.

We are currently accepting applications.