Victorian emergency management volunteers are getting a well-deserved funding boost thanks to the Victorian Government’s $15 million Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants program.
Hundreds of grant applications for equipment, communications, facility upgrades and community engagement and training have already been received from volunteer organisations across the state.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today congratulated the emergency volunteer organisations in the Colac Otway Shire on their successful grant application.
Recipients of the grant included:
- Apollo Bay Lifesaving Club – $14,317.72 for operational equipment
- Derrinallum Rural CFA – $5,479.00 for operational equipment and facility improvement
- Apollo Bay CFA – $1,555.00 for operational equipment
- Colac Unit VICSES – $12,522.76 for operational equipment
- Otway VICSES – $4,675.91 for operational equipment
This is a total contribution of $38,550.39 for emergency volunteers in the Colac Otway Shire.
These grants will assist emergency volunteers in the crucial work they do in keeping the community safe.
To find out more about the ESVS Grants Program visit https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/esvsgrants.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“These grants will provide a welcome boost to our local volunteer emergency service organisations, and I congratulate all our grant recipients and hope that it assist them the outstanding job they do in keeping the community safe.”
“The Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants Program has been established to ensure emergency management volunteers can continue to deliver their crucial work, protecting Victorian properties and lives.”
“I encourage all volunteer brigades and units in Western Victoria to visit the Emergency Management Victoria website and apply for a grant.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino
“The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the significant contribution of the more than 100,000 emergency management volunteers, investing in equipment, training and facilities to keep our communities safe.”