Grants open to emergency service volunteers
13 October 2016
Thursday 13 October 2016
A new grants stream to provide new equipment, updated facilities and further education and training is now open to Victoria’s emergency services personnel.
Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan said the Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants Program was open to brigades, units, clubs and volunteers from the Country Fire Authority, State Emergency Service and Life Saving Victoria, along with marine search and rescue providers and other organisations identified in the Emergency Management Manual Victoria.
“Emergency service groups offer a great deal to communities in the Euroa electorate and I would encourage these organisations to apply for funding through this program,” Ms Ryan said.
“Emergency Management Victoria is offering a grant pool of $15 million to these organisations, with grants available for a range of programs and equipment.”
Ms Ryan said grants were available for:
- 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.
Ms Ryan said for more information and to apply, local groups would need to visit the Emergency Management Victoria website at: https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/