Emergency Services | January 31, 2018

Grants for CFA volunteers available

CFA brigades from across the Lowan electorate have the opportunity to apply for funding to attract and retain volunteers.

The recently announced Enhancing Volunteerism Grants Program is offering grants to individual brigades with no minimum or maximum amount as well as grants to groups of at least 10 brigades of up to $250,000.

Applications must demonstrate that what is funded will strengthen operational capacity, promote health, safety and wellbeing, and build partnerships and collaboration.

Funding can help cover items such as marquees, tables, chairs and fridges, medium rigid license training for members or events to thank volunteers and local community members for support.

The Nationals Member for Lowan Emma Kealy MP is encouraging all local brigades to consider making an application.

“This grants stream is obviously an effort to boost membership numbers, with many brigades telling me recruiting volunteers has become more difficult in the toxic environment created by the Andrews Government,” Ms Kealy said.

“This is an opportunity for local brigades to use the program to give something back to loyal volunteers,” she said.

Further information is available by visiting www.vic.gov.au/news/enhancing-volunteerism-grants-program.html with applications closing Wednesday, 28 February 2018.

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