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National Shed Development Programme Funding

the AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT National Shed Development Programme (NSDP)

Important Notice

The AMSA has been made aware of some misunderstandings regarding application eligibility for the NSDP. The NSDP provides funding opportunities for all Men’s Sheds in Australia regardless of their membership status with the AMSA.

THE NSDP IS OPEN TO BOTH MEMBERS AND NON MEMBERS OF THE AUSTRALIAN MEN’S SHED ASSOCIATION.

ROUND 15 NSDP OUTCOMES

NSDP Round 15 Successful Applicants Oct 2017

NSDP Round 15 Statistical Data Oct 2017

AMSA has now contacted all R15 applicants –-Successful applicants were sent a Letter of Offer package and unsuccessful applicants have received formal notification

If you have any enquiries please email amsa@mensshed.net

ROUND 16

 OPENS Monday 30thOctober 2017

CLOSES Friday 8thDecember 2017

All documentation including the Application Form and Guidelines is now available and applicants have six (6) weeks in which to complete and lodge their application. Please read the Guidelines before starting your application

Round 16 Documentation

Round 16 NSDP Guidelines Oct 2017

Application Form R16 Oct 2017

Round 16 FAQs -NSDP Oct 2017

A Guide to Preparing your NSDP Application Oct 2017

Important Notice re Category Three

 Requests can be made across the three categories however applicants who apply for Category 3 (Health Improvement Activities) will be given priority under Round 16.

Applicants can apply for up to $5,000 in Category 3 and requests can include assistance with costs incurred for the delivery of a ‘Spanner in the Works? men’s health check programme, delivery and particpation in activities that advance health and well-being of their male members such as health seminars, health related guest speakers, health information sessions, registrationm transport and accommodation costs for members to attend health focussed events and education programmes, planning and delivery of a regional Men’s Health event, Health resources e.g. books, CD’s.

Men’s Health Week June 2018

The timing for Round 16 is ideal for securing funds to hold a 2018 Men’s Health Week event. Men’s Sheds or their auspicing bodies are encouraged to submit a Category Three application to plan and deliver a health event during Men’s Health Week 2018. This can be focussed on an individual Shed event or an activity that includes regional Sheds and/or community.

For further information and additional resources, contact AMSA on amsa@mensshed.net

About the AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT National Shed Development Programme (NSDP)

The Australian Men’s Sheds Association (AMSA) has administered the Australian Government National Shed Development Programme (the NSDP) on behalf of the Australian Government since 2010. To date a total of $3,986,284.90 (GST excl) has been provided to assist new and existing Sheds.

The aim of the Programme through the provision of direct financial assistance is to:

  • support health improvements through a focus on the social determinants of health through national activities in relation to key population groups such as men
  • assist to address the health and wellbeing of the Shed members,
  • deliver activities and programmes,
  • improve facilities and the sustainability of Men’s Sheds across Australia

Under the NSDP, the Australian Government will allocate $800,000 (GST excl) in the 2017/2018 financial year – a funding pool of $400,000 (GST excl) per round across two funding rounds. The funding available includes provisions for applicants to apply for a wide range of items and services.

To reflect Government policy, priority is given to those Sheds in areas of greatest need and those that engage and meet the needs of members from the designated Priority Groups- refer to Programme Guidelines .

The NSDP is a competitive Men’s Shed grants programme that allows Men’s Sheds and organisations supporting a Men’s Shed within their community to apply for funds to better respond to local needs. The NSDP is open to both developing and established Men’s Sheds and members and non members of the Australian Men’s Shed Association.

 What is a Men’s Shed?

A Men’s Shed is any community-based, non-commercial organisation which is open to all males where:

  • The primary activity is the provision of a safe, friendly and inclusive environment where males are able to gather together and/or work on meaningful projects at their own pace, in their own time and in the company of other males;
  • The primary objective is to advance the health and well-being of their male members.

Men’s Sheds are a vital community investment delivering programmes and activities that foster community spirit, connect communities and contribute to building a more inclusive Australia. Most ‘shedders’ see themselves as having a strong sense of belonging and ownership of their Shed, share fellowship, camaraderie and devote most of their time to worthwhile community projects. Men’s Sheds not only play important roles in the overall improvement of health and wellbeing but also positively engaging within their community for the benefit of their community.

A ‘Men’s Shed’ can be a purpose built facility, a multipurpose community or private building or shared space used on a regular basis for the purposes of a Men’s Shed.  Innovative Men’s Shed models such as mobile sheds will also be considered where it can be established that these models are the best way to reach a specific priority group.

FUNDING OVERVIEW

 TIMEFRAME FOR LODGEMENT

Applicants will have 6 weeks in which to complete and lodge their application.

What items/ services are eligible?

  • Tools, Equipment, Community Projects & Training up to a maximum of $5,000
  • Building Maintenance & Development up to a maximum of $7500- funding to be used for improvements, modifications or refurbishment to an existing building or space to allow for the operation of the Men’s Shed.
  • PLEASE NOTE: the building of a new Men’s Shed is not supported under this Programme
  • Health Improvement Activities-assistance with costs incurred for the delivery of men’s health screening programmes, activities that advance health and well-being of their male members, costs to attend health focussed events and education programmes, planning and delivery of regional Men’s Health events, health resourcesMore comprehensive details are available in the NSDP Guidelines Part 3 ‘What items/ services are eligible?’ page 4.Two quotes for all requested items/services must accompany the application.If the building is owned by another party, the owner must provide written consent for the proposed work as an attachment to the application.If the building work requires Local Government approvals, these approvals/permits must accompany the application as attachment

Help and Support

Contact us on 1300 550 009 or at amsa@mensshed.net for any enquiries.

Sponsoring body expenses

 Note: Sponsoring bodies cannot request funds to reimburse their organisational expenses – the grant funds are for those expenses incurred directly by the Men’s Shed.

 Combination funding requests

  • Applicants can include all requests across the three categories onto one Application Form
  • To assist applicants, more detailed information about combined funding requests and a range of budget examples have been included in the NSDP Guidelines

 What cannot be funded by the NSDP?

  • The building of a new shed/facility is not supported under this Programme
  • Funds to support a designated co-ordinator
  • Sponsoring bodies requests to reimburse their organisational expenses – the grant funds are for those expenses incurred directly by the Men’s Shed project.
  • Individual projects requiring ongoing funding from AMSA. Note: this funding is provided for a specific activity/purpose on a one-off basis
  • The purchase of land. In general the land on which the facility development is proposed will be municipal property, Crown reserve, land owned by a public authority or held for public purposes (e.g. trustees
  • Repair of facilities damaged by vandalism, fire or other natural disasters where the act is covered by insurance
  • Additional funding for Men’s Shed components that have already received substantial funding from Government.

What are the Priority Groups?

The 12 Priority Groups for whom Men’s Sheds provide activities:

  • Males not in work
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males
  • Socially disadvantaged
  • Isolated males
  • Males with a disability
  • Males with a mental illness (e.g. Depression)
  • Migrant males
  • Males living in rural and remote areas
  • Defence veterans
  • Males suffering alcohol abuse
  • Males suffering drug abuse
  • Males who need support due to relationship issues

 What Men’s Sheds will be given priority?

The priorities include:

  • Men’s Sheds in areas of greatest need
  • Men’s Shed who engage with and have membership from the 12 priority groups
  • Applicants who can demonstrate that their proposal is value for money and meets a specific need

Please Note: applicants who apply for Category 3 (Health Improvement Activities) will be given priority under Round 16.

Applicants will be required to list all prior funding received and this will form part of the considerations by the Evaluation Panel.

Please Note: applicants who have previously received funding are still eligible to apply.

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