GRANT APPLICATION: Men's Sheds Start-Up Details and Documents (2021-2022)
United Way B.C. (Healthy Aging) Men's Sheds Association of BC
From United Way
June 30, 2021
Description / Summary
Do you know of individuals thinking of starting a Men’s Shed in your community? United Way B.C.'s Healthy Aging Department and Men’s Shed Association of BC can help!
In British Columbia, there are currently 13 Sheds and many more in development. A provincial network, Men’s Shed Association of B.C. (MSABC), provides information, resources, and other support to promote the effectiveness of individual Men’s Sheds throughout the province, whether or not they are members of MSABC.
Recognizing the value of Men’s Sheds in promoting men’s health and wellness, a new initiative of United Way B.C.'s Healthy Aging Department will support the growth of the Men’s Shed movement in B.C. and the rest of Canada. Working with MSABC, and supported by an anonymous donor, micro-grants of up to $1000 will be available to assist with the start-up costs of new Men’s Sheds in British Columbia.
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 B.C. community and who have contacted MSABC to learn about effective approaches to developing and sustaining a Men’s Shed. If an organization has started a Men's Shed but does not require a Start-up Grant, they can apply for the larger Project Grant of up to $10,000. (To qualify for a Project Grant, a Shed must have seven or more active members, and the Shed must have contacted MSABC to learn about effective approaches to developing and sustaining a Men's Shed, and ideally connected with the Shed nearest to them.)
Getting started is simple:
Review the Call for Proposals and application documents (see attached). Review the FAQ for additional questions you may have (question/responses will be added on an ongoing basis).
Contact MSABC (Men's Sheds Association of British Columbia) to learn more about Men’s Sheds and what’s involved in starting and sustaining a Shed, and the mentorship support available from the Men’s Shed network.