IT'S hoped an expo for men in Hume will hammer home the message of men's health issues and recreational services in the area.
A $3854 state grant will go towards helping organise the Tullamarine Men's Shed event, a program of the Tullamarine Community House, in July.
House manager Cheryl Hildebrandt said: "We're hoping it will be a big one-day event to promote health issues and social and recreational events for men.
"[There are] a lot of things men don't participate in, apart from mainstream sport, so we're trying to encourage that."
The event is aimed at encouraging men to join in activities such as walking and cycling groups, fishing clubs, yoga and meditation.
"Men probably might not consider joining these groups, but it's really good for them and there's no reason why men can't do those things," Ms Hildebrandt said.
Although the expo is still in the planning stages, she said the organisation had a clear vision of what it wanted to achieve.
"We applied for the [government] grant as it gives us the opportunity to build partnerships with other sheds."
Other Men's Sheds will be invited to take part.
"We're talking to health services about them providing an interesting guest speaker and also information relevant to men's health."
Ms Hildebrandt said she hoped the expo would be held at the North Point Centre in Tullamarine, where the men's work shed was already located.
"It will give men the opportunity to view the workshop if they're considering joining."
The expo is on July 4.