Emergency Services Volunteers | October 18, 2016

Grants open to emergency service volunteers

The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP is encouraging local emergency service groups and volunteers to apply for funding through a newly launched Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants Program.

“This new grants program will support, enhance and improve the vital services provided by volunteers within our regional communities”, Ms Kealy said. 

“Grants can be used to help with the cost of new equipment, updating facilities and education and training needs.

“Emergency service organisations and their many volunteers do an amazing job in protecting our people and property every day.

“I encourage all our local volunteer organisations to consider applying for funding through this program”, she said.

The program is open to brigades, units, clubs and volunteers from the Country Fire Authority, State Emergency Service and other organisations identified in the Emergency Management Manual Victoria.

Emergency Management Victoria is offering a grant pool of $15 million with funding available for a range of programs and equipment, including:

  • Operational equipment;
  • Facility improvements and maintenance;
  • Community engagement and education;
  • Training and development (which includes program fees, travel and facility hire; and
  • Other requirements that volunteers believe will develop their brigade, unit or club’s services to the community and enhance their sustainability.

For more information and to apply, visit the Emergency Management Victoria website https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/

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