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.

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

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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 BSymansky@helpagecanada.ca 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.