Grants for CFA volunteers available
30 January 2018
CFA brigades from across the Euroa 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, and grants to groups of at least 10 brigades of up to $250,000.
Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan 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.
“This is an opportunity for local brigades to use the program as a chance to give something back to loyal volunteers,” Ms Ryan said.
Applications must demonstrate that what is funded will strengthen operational capacity, promote health, safety and wellbeing, and build partnership 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.
Applications close Wednesday, 28 February 2018.
For more information contact Steph Ryan’s office on (03) 5762 1600 or [email protected]