Victorian emergency management volunteers are getting a well-deserved funding boost thanks to the Andrews Labor 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.
Gayle Tierney, Member for Western Victoria today congratulated fifteen emergency service organisations in Western Victoria on their successful grant application.
Beneficiaries of the grant include: (see list attached)
This is a total contribution of $193,700.90 for emergency volunteers in Western Victoria.
The Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability grants will assist emergency volunteers in the crucial work they do in keeping the community safe.
Applications for the ESVS Grants Program are still open and I would encourage all eligible emergency volunteers to apply. Organisations are eligible to apply for multiple grants.
To find out more about the ESVS Grants Program and to download the application form visit https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/esvsgrants.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney MP
“I’m really pleased that we are able to provide these fifteen organisations with over $193,000 in grants to continue protecting the community.”
“Our emergency services organisations and volunteers in Western Victoria work hard in their communities to make sure people are prepared, trained and ready to respond to a range of emergency events.”
“I congratulate all our grant recipients on the time they give and hope that this funding assists them in the outstanding job they do in keeping the community safe.”
“These grants make a huge difference and I would encourage all volunteer brigades and units across Western Victoria to visit the Emergency Management Victoria website to apply for a grant.”