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 Torquay Marine Rescue on their successful grant application.
The Marine Search and Rescue Unit will receive $96,187.11 in funding for operational equipment.
This grant will assist emergency volunteers in the Surf Coast region 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
“This funding will provide a welcome boost to Torquay Marine Rescue, and I know it will assist them in doing 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.”